The Daily Populous

Monday October 10th, 2022 day edition

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Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government.

Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea considers U.S.-South Korean military drills as an invasion rehearsal, though the allies have steadfastly said they are defensive in nature.

It said North Korea also flew 150 warplanes for separate live-firing and other drills in the country’s first-ever such training.

North Korea described the missile that flew over Japan as a new-type intermediate-range weapon that traveled 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles).

Some experts say the nuclear test would be related to an effort to build warheads to be mounted on short-range missiles targeting South Korea.

“North Korea has multiple motivations for publishing a high-profile missile story now,” said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul. »

Kanye West Locked Out of Twitter Following Anti-Semitic Tweet

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Kanye West has been locked out of his Twitter account after posting an anti-Semitic tweet, BuzzFeed News reports and Pitchfork can confirm.

There is currently a notice from Twitter in the tweet’s place that reads: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

Although West’s Twitter account is currently still live, a Twitter spokesperson told Pitchfork that “the account was locked for violating Twitter’s policies.” »

Star Citizen Has Been Purchased by 1.7 Million Players; Playtime Statistics & More Revealed

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Today Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is hosting CitizenCon 2952, and the event began with a report from founder and creative director Chris Roberts.

We learn that of the over 4.1 million registered accounts, 1.7 million players have purchased the game.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total recently passed $501 million and it’s currently sitting on $501,772,387. »

Dutch employee fired by U.S. firm for shutting off webcam awarded €75,000 in court

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A remote employee of a U.S. business who was fired for refusing to leave his webcam on while he was working was awarded roughly 75,000 euros by a Dutch court for wrongful termination.

He was told that during the period he would have to remain logged in for the entire workday with screen-sharing turned on and his webcam activated.

The telemarketing worker replied back two days later, “I don't feel comfortable being monitored for 9 hours a day by a camera. »