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When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

When the serious Googling begins in N. Korea, where will it end?

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The visit of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to North Korea this week raises intriguing questions about internet usage there to which we may not get real answers for a long time. Belatedly, North Korea has had to open access to the Internet to highly select elite that includes students at two […]

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Google and the N. Korean human rights shakedown racket

Google and the N. Korean human rights shakedown racket

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Once again the North Koreans are scoring a propaganda coup by exploiting the presence of a high-level American delegation. This time it’s Google Chairman Eric Schmidt traipsing off to Pyongyang in the hands of Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor, and Richardson’s long-time adviser, Tony Namkung. Richardson has said the […]