Technology

Articles focused on the uses and abuses of technology in North Korea.

Wednesday 28th September, 2016
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Inside source reports that stricter inspections and wider detection of illegal phone calls are being enforced in North Korea, to prevent communication and movement among North Koreans in the aftermath...

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Friday 22nd February, 2013
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Two anti-American video clips, which appear to praise North Korea’s militaristic ideology, were uploaded in the period leading up to, and following, North Korea’s third nuclear test. Not only do t...

Sunday 10th February, 2013
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Access to technological goods, such as mobile phones and computers, are in increasing demand in North Korea; and so even this closed society is seeing a growth in mobile phone usage and access to comp...

Tuesday 5th February, 2013
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North Korean mobile phones come in a variety of forms, such as the folding model, sliding model and touch model. The folding and sliding models are sold in North Korea, but most of the touch model pho...

Wednesday 30th January, 2013
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Analogue television signals were switched off in South Korea at the start of the year, a fact that led to reports of disappointment on the part of a secret North Korean television audience who were no...

Tuesday 29th January, 2013
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Today in North Korea there are around 1.5 million mobile phone users, mainly concentrated in the capital city of Pyongyang. Mobiles phones in North Korea can do nearly everything you would expect from...

Tuesday 8th January, 2013
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North Koreans – just like their southern counterparts – enjoy going out for an evening of karaoke. There is one key difference however, between a North Korean karaoke and a South Korean eq...

Saturday 5th January, 2013
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Sites such as YouTube allow internet users to upload user-created content. North Korea has its own version of YouTube called ‘Uriminzokkiri TV’. At first glance, Uriminzokkiri TV appears t...

Friday 21st December, 2012
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Most of you reading this post will know what ‘.doc’ refers to. It is the file type extension for Microsoft Word. In the Juche spirit of ‘self-sufficiency’, official North Korean softwa...

Wednesday 12th December, 2012
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This morning, the DPRK announced its successful launch of the satellite ‘Gwangmyongsong – 3’ through the ‘Unha – 3’ rocket. This is the second launch attempt made b...

Thursday 29th November, 2012
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As the number of defections from North Korea continue to rise, the regime has been increasing its presence in the border regions. Terms such as ‘the multi-layered border’ have arisen to refer to t...