The Daily Populous

Sunday September 25th, 2022 evening edition

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Vladimir Putin has escaped to a secret palace amid anti-draft protests in Russia, per a report.

Putin intends to stay at the palace until at least Thursday, a journalist said, citing three sources.

Russian President Vladimir Putin escaped to his secret palatial complex near Lake Valdai, halfway between Moscow and St Petersburg, amid anti-draft protests in Russia, MailOnline was first to report.

According to independent journalist Farida Rusamova, who cited three sources familiar with Putin's schedule, the Russian president traveled to his vacation home on Wednesday.

Rusamova said that Putin left for his palace the day a video was released, showing him announcing partial military mobilization on Wednesday.

Widespread protests broke out across Russia after Putin announced that 300,000 reservists would be ordered to fight in the country's war on Ukraine.

Editor's correction: Insider initially misidentified the palace as another one of Putin's secret palaces, which is near Gelendzhik, Russia. »

Churches Using "Shameware" Apps to Make Sure Members Don't Watch Porn

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New members joining Gracepoint’s congregation are asked to install an app called Covenant Eyes, which is explicitly marketed as an "anti-pornography" app.

But as it turns out, Wired found that these apps, namely Covenant Eyes as well as Accountable2You, are doing a lot more than monitoring users’ porn habits.

And Gracepoint isn't alone in employing the shady tech, as Wired discovered that several other churches coerce members into installing various forms of shameware apps. »