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Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

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Foreign visitors going to North Korea will be able to receive uncensored 3G data, starting Mar 1. Koryolink, a joint venture between Egyptian company Orascom Telecom Holding and North Korean state-owned Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC), has set up a 3G service for visitors into the country. The service,...
Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

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

North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

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It was just a month ago that North Korea started allowing mobile internet access to visitors (while still restricting it from citizens), but now a tour group says that program has ended. First reported by North Korea Tech, a post on the Koryo Group site indicates that tourists can...
North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors

Yes, the North Korea Subreddit Is Fake

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Your one-stop destination for Kim Jong Un fat jokes. The r/Pyongyang subreddit is up to 5,827 comrades. Considering the North Korean government has an official YouTube channel and Twitter page, a Reddit presence seemed vaguely plausible. But what is more plausible is that Redditors, who deeply, passionately love to make...
Yes, the North Korea Subreddit Is Fake

Google boss suggests North Korean government should embrace the internet

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Speaking to reporters in Beijing airport after his trip to Pyongyang, Google's Eric Schmidt has expressed bewilderment at the fact that North Korean citizens still aren't hooked up to the web. He pointed out that the government could retool its 3G mobile network to provide access to the outside...
Google boss suggests North Korean government should embrace the internet

Mobile Phones Are Booming In North Korea, Of All Places

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North Korea's only mobile operator, Koryolink, is about to hit 2 million subscribers, its CEO Ezzeldin Heikal told diplomats and NGO workers in Pyongyang this week. Koryolink launched services in North Korea in 2008 and took more than three years to sign up its millionth subscriber. It doubled that number in...
Mobile Phones Are Booming In North Korea, Of All Places
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Instagram makes its way into North Korea after mobile data services are opened

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Instagram has made its way into North Korea today after operator Koryolink opened its mobile data services to foreigners (but not locals), following its announcement last week. Fixed-line Internet is available for some in the country but the change now gives visitors and other foreigners freer access to the Web than ever. Jean H....
Instagram makes its way into North Korea after mobile data services are opened

Why We Shouldn't Write Off Eric Schmidt's Visit To North Korea

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's trip to North Korea came as a surprise to many yesterday. It seems likely that the news would have remained secret without the AP's North Korea correspondent Jean H. Lee scoop. Surprise isn't the only reaction we're seeing though. According to the BBC, US State department...
Why We Shouldn't Write Off Eric Schmidt's Visit To North Korea

North Korean military blamed for "wiper" cyber attacks against South Korea

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The South Korean government is pointing a finger toward Pyongyang in its assessment of last month's cyber-attacks on banks and media companies that affected thousands of computers and took electronic banking sites and ATM networks offline. A report by South Korea's Ministry of Science, Information and Computer Technology, and...
North Korean military blamed for "wiper" cyber attacks against 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

Instagram, Twitter posts begin to flow from North Korean 3G network

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This week, tourists (and at least one reporter) visiting North Korea began accessing the web directly from their smartphones, through the country's Koryolink 3G network. Associated Press journalist Jean H. Lee has been tweeting from Pyongyang since Monday, though she didn't get around to detailing the service until yesterday....
Instagram, Twitter posts begin to flow from North Korean 3G network

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?

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'?
Don't Mess With The Traffic Cop In The North Korea's First Ever Video Game

North and South Korea websites shut amid hacking alert

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Government and media websites shut down as cyber-attack fears plague region on 63rd anniversary of Korean warSeveral government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut for several hours on the 63rd anniversary of Korean war, and Seoul said its sites were hacked and alerted people to take...
North and South Korea websites shut amid hacking alert

Google's newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land

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North Korea has yet to welcome the internet with open arms despite Eric Schmidt's visit, but the internet is certainly welcoming North Korea: as of a sweeping update, Google Maps touts detailed cartography of the secluded state rather than the voids we've known before. The results still leave significant...
Google's newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land

Initial investigation into malware attack on South Korea identifies Chinese IP address as source

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The South Korea government has revealed that initial investigations into the malware attack that affected networks belonging to key banks and broadcasters yesterday has been pinpointed to an IP address in China. That could support the theory that the attack was coordinated by South Korea. Initial suggestions yesterday pointed to...
Initial investigation into malware attack on South Korea identifies Chinese IP address as source

North Korea rocket launch – in pictures

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Pyongyang has readied a rocket for launch this week that will showcase its ability to fire a missile that can hit the US...
North Korea rocket launch – in pictures

North Korea v South Korea: mapping every incident from 1958 to 2013

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North and South Korea are in a state of heightened tensions. How many of incidents have there been - and where were they?• Interactive map• Get the dataTensions between North and South Korea are at a high, as the US and Seoul brace themselves for a missile test. There is...
North Korea v South Korea: mapping every incident from 1958 to 2013
North Korea-developed Android tablet appears in Pyongyang
North Korean Students Pretend They're Allowed to Use Google to Impress Eric Schmidt

South Korea says it was mistaken when it linked cyber-attacks to China

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Internet security officials still believe that attack that hit tens of thousands of computers at six companies was organised abroadSouth Korean investigators say they were wrong when they identified a Chinese internet address as the origin of a cyber-attack that paralysed tens of thousands of computers at six South Korean...
South Korea says it was mistaken when it linked cyber-attacks to China

The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

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How do you explain to people that they are a YouTube sensation, when they have never heard of YouTube or the Internet? That’s a question we faced during our January visit to North Korea, when we attempted to engage with the Pyongyang traffic police. Read the rest of this post...
The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution

See The First Instagram Pictures From North Korea

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Locals aren't allowed to use the service, but an Associated Press reporter may have made history. The strange world of North Korea is now officially available on Instagram--to non-residents of course. Jean Lee, an Associated Press reporter based in Seoul and Pyongyang, sent out what is believed to be...
See The First Instagram Pictures From North Korea

U.S. Frowns On Google Exec Eric Schmidt's North Korea Visit

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The timing of the executive chairman of Google's trip is "not particularly helpful," says the State Department. Here's the State Department's take on Eric Schmidt's private visit to North Korea, alongside Bill Richardson. "Frankly, we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful, but they are private citizens...
U.S. Frowns On Google Exec Eric Schmidt's North Korea Visit

Google's Eric Schmidt visits computer Lab in North Korea (Video)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson visited a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang today as part of their four-day visit. According to Bloomberg, Schmidt and Richardson left Beijing on Jan. 7 for Pyongyang to lead a nine-person American delegation. There’s no additional...
Google's Eric Schmidt visits computer Lab in North Korea (Video)

AP Photographer's Instagram Feed Shows What Life Is Really Like In North Korea

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Back in February, North Korea's local service provider Koryolink started allowing foreigners to access the internet on their mobile phones for the first time ever. David Guttenfelder, the Associated Press' chief photographer in Asia, immediately began posting pictures from inside Pyongyang to his Instagram account. They quickly went viral. Jump...
AP Photographer's Instagram Feed Shows What Life Is Really Like In North Korea

North Korean State Airline Launches Website, Online Booking

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Air Koryo, North Korea's national carrier, has entered the Internet age. But online travel bookers beware: They still can't accept credit cards. North Korean state airline Air Koryo has joined the digital age: The one-star carrier launched a website in late October that offers online booking. Air Koryo, the...
North Korean State Airline Launches Website, Online Booking

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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