All posts tagged "Internet"

  • On July 11, 2014, two high school girls almost simultaneously attempting to jump off the Mapo Bridge were rescued by police. (Newsis)
    2 Korean teenagers jump off bridge together after meeting at suicide cafe

    Two South Korean teenage girls who met at an online suicide cafe jumped off a bridge into the Han River but were rescued alive Tuesday, Yonhap reported. According to Seoul Gwangjin Police Station Wednesday, the girls, 19-year-old...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • A military officer uses a computer in an electronic library at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, an elite military school for boys ages eleven to eighteen, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
    N. Korean sites go back online after days of disruptions

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea’s major websites are back online Tuesday, after days of outages that came amid Washington’s threat of a “proportional” action against Pyongyang over its alleged cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. North Korea’s main...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • North Korean students work at computer terminals inside a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea during a tour by Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt. North Korea is literally off the charts regarding Internet freedoms. There essentially aren’t any. But the country is increasingly online. Though it deliberately and meticulously keeps its people isolated and in the dark about the outside world, it knows it must enter the information age to survive in the global economy.(AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
    Major North Korean websites stay inaccessible

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Some major North Korean websites remained inaccessible Monday as the country’s Internet outage continued for a week. North Korea’s main propaganda websites, including Uriminzokkiri, Ryugyong and Ryomyong, could not be reached as of 9:30...

    • Posted December 28, 2014
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  • North Korean students use computers in a classroom with portraits of the country's later leaders Kim Il-sung, left, and his son Kim Jong-il hanging on the wall at the Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, North Korea. Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
    N. Korean websites back online after shutdown

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • A South Korean army soldier watches aTV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema _ of its own particular styling.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages, possibly US response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.” The White House and the State Department declined to say...

    • Posted December 22, 2014
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  • North Korean workers in Malaysia claim that most of their wages get sent to the North Korean government. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea bans Facebook and Twitter for foreigners

    By Lee Min-hyung North Korea has banned all foreigners there from using social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, a Russian news agency reported Thursday. Diplomats and workers from humanitarian organizations have also been denied access...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • The American movie “Disconnect” portrays the struggles of a group of people trying to make human connections in a highly-wired world.
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    Antisocial networking

    Detaching from a world shaped by social media By Baek Byung-yeul The movie “Disconnect” was one of this year’s Hollywood clunkers, but it did still resonate with some though not others. The drama, starring Jason Bateman and...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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