Chances are you’re one of the 3 billion-plus people in the world who owns and uses a smartphone or computer, which means you’re probably part of the nearly 50% of the global population with Internet access. All at a click of a button you can reach endless information, unfettered pornography, and communicate with other users all around the world, in real time. Now imagine one day you’re firing up the computer or opening your phone and instead of that familiar screensaver of your cat (probably), you’re faced with a malware message informing you your data is currently being held hostage, decryption attempts are futile, and to just pay the money if you want the device to live. You and your personal
On this episode of OM's Chatter, Karan & Vennesa take on Obamagate(s) and look at all the reasons former President Obama is responsible for current President Trump's woes. Then we move on to the second edition of Trump's travel ban and what it might actually mean regarding public perception and legality this time around. Continuing on the Trump-ish tip, we move over to North Korea, it's missiles, and what aggression from all sides might mean for the conflict brewing in the Sea of Japan. Finally, we take a stab at all things Wikileaks and what the latest document posting might do to consumer confidence and corporate telecoms trust in the new administration.
Here are our favourite international relations blunders and gaffes. Spanning the globe, these "doh!" moments aren't particular to any country, though some do seem to have more than others. This is by no means a full list but does highlight some of the most ridiculous moments in international relations over the years. President Jimmy Carter’s 1977 visit to then-Communist Poland took a highly sexual turn when his translator said that Carter desired the Poles, that he was happy to grasp at Poland’s private parts, and that Carter had abandoned the US. The translator also used Russia words, an awkward choice considering Poland’s struggles under the Soviet Union. In 1984, Nigeria started having problems with a former minister, Umaro Dikko, who had moved to