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[liberationtech] North Korea Cracks Down "Knowledge Smugglers"

Andreas Bader noergelpizza at hotmail.de
Sat Jan 5 03:46:41 PST 2013


On 01/04/2013 09:56 PM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
> I would like to share this truly fascinating article:
> http://www.salon.com/2012/12/31/north_korea_cracks_down_on_knowledge_smugglers/
>
> From the article: “We must extend the fight against the enemy’s
> ideological and cultural infiltration,” Kim said in an October speech
> at the headquarters of his immensely powerful internal security
> service. Kim, who became North Korea’s supreme leader after the death
> of his father a year ago, called upon his vast security network to
> “ruthlessly crush those hostile elements.”
>
> Seeing this idea of "knowledge smugglers" accepted so openly by the
> North Korean government really justifies a private train of thought
> I've been considering for a year.
>
> I think no matter how hard we try, we keep underestimating just how
> powerful culture can be in determining foreign politics — and just how
> important the television and radio were, and the Internet is now, in
> communicating this culture. This, of course, is likely why so many
> political entities are interested in liberation technology.
>
> This is amazing stuff and I hope you'll read the article.
>
> NK
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Maybe the time of radiocommunication will come in North Korea?
Including radio encryption methodes like enigma in the 3rd Reich.
Good to know that the North Korean military can't decode cyphers like
that as long as the rest of the world doesn't sell their knowledge.. =)



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