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North Korea Is Selling Facial Recognition Technology, Report Finds

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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 07:25 PM

North Korea has been secretly selling facial recognition technology, fingerprint scanning and other products overseas. That's what researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies found by investigating the country's information technology networks.

According to their recently released report, "North Koreans appear to have marketed virtual private networks (VPNs) and encryption software in Malaysia, sold fingerprint-scanning technology to large Chinese companies and parts of the Nigerian government, produced facial recognition software for law enforcement agencies via front operations, and built websites for myriad individual and corporate clients."

The researchers drew from open source intelligence over a period of months. And they found that through front companies, aliases and freelancing websites, the entities grew so good at concealing their connection to Pyongyang that they amassed unwitting clients "without raising any alarm bells that something is amiss."

Its interesting that despite its reputation as a starving s*****hole country, it actually has cutting edge surveillance technology and sells them to other countries. It makes you wonder if the TPTB is secretly helping North Korea. Perhaps North Korea is used as a testing ground for cutting edge technology. I wonder what other secret technologies the TPTB tested in North Korea. North Korea is a secretive country and its the perfect place for them to hide things.

There is a thread made by Muzzleflash years ago showing that the Kim Dynasty has connections to the TPTB.
edit on 5/16/2018 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 16 2018 @ 09:51 PM
Just as in America, there are the rich and the poor. Same in North Korea. The rich can travel, hard to understand that Americans don't realize that, but then again, they have their head in the sand when it comes to their enemies.

posted on May, 16 2018 @ 10:03 PM
Facial recognition bombs out in the U.K.. 98% Wrong.

posted on May, 16 2018 @ 11:37 PM
a reply to: starwarsisreal

It's pretty obvious for anyone paying attention that what the media sells us about our reality and what is reality, is far apart. I find it interesting that people scream fake news everywhere but when reports are about Israel or nth Korea etc etc they lap it up like gospel.

posted on May, 17 2018 @ 11:41 AM
Moste of Asia have these Things installed publicly. China are the once who use this Technology publicly, and they use the Technology to give their citicens scores depending on how well they behave publicly and sosially. If you have poor scores you can be rejected sosial benefits, rejected to stay at hotells, take the buss or Train and so on. The system also applies for turists. As a turist you will be scaned, fingerprinted, and you will be photographed.

This system also exist at many airports in the EU and in some banks in the EU.

posted on May, 24 2018 @ 09:11 AM
I doubt NK would have this capability

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