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North Korea set to enable 3G mobile Internet access in March

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North Korea is allowing foreign users access to the Internet over mobile devices. The ability for travelers to use the country's 3G network comes one month after the secluded country permitted the use of mobile phones by tourists, though not quite the same access will be offered to resident citizens...
North Korea set to enable 3G mobile Internet access in March

Chip Maker Intrinsity Moving to North Korea

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Ashlee Vance and Brad Stone: Apple has bought the company that many analysts say helped make the brain in the iPad tablet, people familiar with the deal said Tuesday. Apple has finalized a deal to acquire a small chip company called Intrinsity, Apple confirmed. Intrinsity, of Austin, Tex., made a...
Chip Maker Intrinsity Moving to North Korea

Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

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The Google Chief visited the strict dictatorship with Bill Richardson, among others. Eric Schmidt's three-day visit to North Korea has ended. The trip, which elicited frowns from the U.S. State Department, was described by him as "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open...
Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

South Korean man indicted over North Korea retweet, facing seven years in jail

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A South Korean man could be facing up to seven years in jail for retweeting messages from North Korea. Park Jeong-Geun, 24, broadcast the message "Long Live Kim Jong-il," which originated from @uriminzok, an account that the North Korean government has been using since 2010. Mr Park, however, is...
South Korean man indicted over North Korea retweet, facing seven years in jail

The Pirate Bay claims move to North Korea, but evidence shows it's a hoax

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The Pirate Bay claims move to North Korea, but evidence shows it's a hoax

Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag

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A sudden and unexpected earthquake inside the North Korean mountains late on Tuesday night, U.S. East Coast time, was a nuclear weapons test, the country's third. The tremor, though not large, was immediately picked up by the U.S. Geological Survey, which also provided precise coordinates. Thanks to the miracle of...
Google Maps reveals exact site of North Korea's nuclear test, plus nearby test facility and gulag

Kim Jong Un Wins Time's Person of the Year Reader Poll with a Little Help from 4chan

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One of the Internet’s most prolific Kim Jong Un memes. (Photo: 1mut) A few weeks ago we reported that 4chan, the Internet’s favorite underbelly, was galvanizing to vote North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the top of Time‘s person of the year reader poll. It seems they were successful in...
Kim Jong Un Wins Time's Person of the Year Reader Poll with a Little Help from 4chan

North Korea behind hacking attack in March, claims Seoul

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South says computers in North were used for onslaught that wiped hard drives on PCs in TV stations and disrupted banksNorth Korea was behind the cyber-attack in March that wiped hard drives on more than 30,000 PCs in TV stations and disrupted banks in south Korea, a spokesman for its...
North Korea behind hacking attack in March, claims Seoul

North Korea behind March cyberattack, says South Korea

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The South is now blaming the North for a hacking attack targeted at banks and TV stations. [Read more]...
North Korea behind March cyberattack, says South Korea

North Korean News Agency Accuses US and Allies of Cyberattacks

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North Korea’s official news agency KCNA has accused the US and its allies of conducting cyberattacks. Described as “intensive and persistent virus attacks”, it’s otherwise not clear what information the alleged hackers were after or if any data was stolen. The implication is that the US or South Korean...
North Korean News Agency Accuses US and Allies of Cyberattacks

Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to cloistered, technologically-backward North Korea on a private trip

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Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will head to North Korea in the next month, according to the Associated Press. The trip, a private excursion, will be led by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. Internet access is not common in the country. Apart from an intranet, the ability to fully go online is...
Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to cloistered, technologically-backward North Korea on a private trip

North Korea’s reported mobile phone ban is false, says the country’s only operator

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Last month, the world was shocked as reports claimed that authorities in communist North Korea had banned the use of mobile telephones during the mourning period following the death of Kim Jong-il. However, it has emerged that the story is untrue and no ban is in place there. According to...
North Korea’s reported mobile phone ban is false, says the country’s only operator

Google’s Andy Rubin Compares iPhone to North Korea

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Brad Stone of the NYT interviewed Andy Rubin last week: Mr. Rubin also addressed many other topics—like whether consumers actually care if their mobile phone software is “open” or not. He insisted that they will, comparing closed computing platforms to totalitarian governments that deprive their citizens of choice. “When they...
Google’s Andy Rubin Compares iPhone to North Korea

The Vice Guide to North Korea

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The Vice Guide to North Korea

Is North Korea's Rocket Launch 'Tumbling Out Of Control'?

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The object is in orbit, says South Korea, but declines to say whether it is working correctly or not. There are conflicting views over the success of yesterday's North Korean rocket launch. While Pyongyang is giving it a double thumbs-up with all the trimmings, U.S. officials told NBC news...
Is North Korea's Rocket Launch 'Tumbling Out Of Control'?

North Korean Red Star Operating System: Designed to Spy?

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North Korean Red Star Operating System: Designed to Spy? is a post from Chris PirilloAn operating system designed by North Koreans is now available in Pyongyang for about five dollars. This may not seem like a lot of money. Consider, though, the fact that most people in North Korea don’t...
North Korean Red Star Operating System: Designed to Spy?

Google's Eric Schmidt to meet Kim Jong-Un?

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The search giant's executive chairman is to be part of a delegation flying to North Korea. Might he get to meet the supreme Kim Jong-Un? What would they talk about? [Read more]...
Google's Eric Schmidt to meet Kim Jong-Un?
Unraveling the secrets of North Korea's satellite

13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

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One interesting element of modern North Korea is the tentative steps that the country has taken to embrace the online world. Take, for example, the flash-heavy website released earlier this year (that used a $15 template), or the official (though curiously unverified) Twitter account. Perhaps its unsurprising then, that the...
13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

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Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, fresh from a visit to North Korea in January, on why the Internet is far from an unalloyed good to the citizens of dictatorships around the world....
The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

Mr. Schmidt Goes to North Korea

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will travel to North Korea in the near future, according to a report from the Associated Press, marking the first time a Google executive will visit one of the most tightly restricted countries in the world in terms of Internet access. Google declined my request for...
Mr. Schmidt Goes to North Korea
Bahrain and Belarus new "Enemies of the Internet," says Reporters Without Borders
Eric Schmidt's North Korea visit pays off: Foreigners can now use mobile Internet

The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

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When The Pirate Bay ‘moved’ its operation to North Korea last month the site was heavily criticized for teaming up with such a dictatorial regime. In an attempt to right this wrong, the largest file-sharing site in the universe has teamed up with the only free nation left, the United...
The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include Eric Schmidt's daughter reporting on North Korea, strange book recommendations from an app that uses Facebook data and the European Union's $1.3 billion contest for financing science projects....
Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity
Kim Jong-Un Could Give North Korea Internet At The Flip Of A Switch

South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

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An online attack by a group called "Whois Team" downed servers at TV broadcasters and banks. Police are investigating the incident amid speculation North Korea may be involved. [Read more]...
South Korea probes 'massive' cyberattack

Inside Pyongyang, the North Korean chain with restaurants across Asia.

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Packed for dinner each night, the Pyongyang restaurant in the heart of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, is as famous for its kimchi as for its troupe of talented Korean waitresses, who perform an elaborate floor show for patrons. But Pyongyang is no ordinary Korean mess hall. The operation is run...
Inside Pyongyang, the North Korean chain with restaurants across Asia.

Reddit, Meet Anthony Bourdain

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The celebrity chef had one of the more memorable Ask Me Anything's on record. Some Reddit Ask Me Anythings give notable figures the chance to explain their escape from North Korea or answer questions about safety in the NFL or the policies that they hope to enact as the...
Reddit, Meet Anthony Bourdain

The Feds Are All, 'Really, Eric?' With Mr. Schmidt's Mission to North Korea

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“But YOU SEE…” (Screencap) Sometime soon, Google chairman and unfiltered man-about-town Eric Schmidt is due to set out for North Korea in the company of former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. However, it seems the U.S. State Department is not particularly keen on this trip. In fact, it sounds like America’s...
The Feds Are All, 'Really, Eric?' With Mr. Schmidt's Mission to North Korea
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