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The country isn't going dark any time soon.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
So long as theres a way for a packet to get to its destination the net will survive so unless they go around actually chopping cables
originally posted by: Maxatoria
North Korea’s sole 3G mobile network operator has moved to plug a potential gap in the country’s considerable national censorship regime.
The loophole could have provided North Koreans with unrestricted access to international phone calls and Internet access and relied on the prepaid SIM cards that have been available to tourists since February 2013.
The cards, purchased upon arrival in Pyongyang, provide visitors with access to a part of the 3G network reserved for foreigners and those in powerful positions.
Until recently, visitors who purchased the SIM cards were able to leave Pyongyang with credit left on their cards. But now, according to tour companies that regularly visit the country, that policy has changed and the cards must be deactivated upon departure.
That meant the government had essentially lost control of the SIM cards, which could theoretically have been sent back into the country and given to North Koreans. The cards would have provided international communications at least until the credit had run out and the government would have only been able to trace them back to tourists, who had already left the country.
If the cards have been used this way is unclear. Any group sending SIM cards in would have done so in secret to avoid just such a policy by Koryolink.
posted by Martyn Williams on September 2, 2014
originally posted by: PoorChoiceInPictures
Kremlin cant unplug it Only the US geniuses
One thing Putin and the US government have in common is they want control their media.
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: ArchPlayer
Not so much, Russia doesn`t want to accept Eastern Ukraine into the Russian Federation.
Forget about E. Europe, Putin does not even want to accept NovoRossiya into the RF. That ends the talk about reforming the USSR.
Problem with west is, someone who is guarding his national interests is a hostile warmonger.