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Anonymous Hacks Into North Korean Social Network
2013-04-04 11:45:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacking group Anonymous is flexing its guns and getting involved in the North Korean controversy. On Thursday, members of the hacktivist group began hacking and vandalizing social networking profiles linked to North Korea and even kicked a news site offline. The group says it has accessed 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database in a collective it calls "Operation Free Korea." Anonymous is calling for leader...

Google CEO Message To North Korea: Accept Internet Or Face Economic Decline
2013-01-10 13:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google Chairman Eric Schmidt returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday with a challenge for the East Asian country and its leader, Kim Jong-un: accept the Internet, or risk further economic decline. “As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world, their economic growth and so forth and it will make it harder for them to...

Google Chief Visits North Korea This Week
2013-01-07 07:11:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The head of one of the most prominent technology companies is part of a delegation that arrived in North Korea on Monday -- a trip that has stirred up some controversy, partially because of its timing. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is visiting the East Asian country as part of a group that also includes former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, USA Today's Kim Hjelmgaard reports. Richardson has described the...

2011-03-24 15:10:00

Officials said on Thursday that South and North Korean experts will talk next week about their first joint research into volcanic activity in the peninsula's highest mountain. The unification ministry said that the meeting will take place on Tuesday at a South Korean office near the cross-border buffer zone. According to the ministry, the North said in its message to Seoul that three seismic experts and two aides would take part in the meeting on March 29. Pyongyang's earthquake bureau...

2011-03-15 05:17:00

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homefront, a new videogame that hits stores today, depicts the invasion and occupation of America by a nuclear-armed Greater Korean Republic in the year 2027. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/homefront/48945/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM57066 ) The story was penned by John Milius, writer of Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn, and game-makers...

2010-12-10 00:00:48

The Western perception of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as a loose cannon is "grossly misguided" says a leading South Korean political scientist in a new interview with Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 "” The Western perception of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il as a loose cannon is "grossly misguided" says a leading South Korean political scientist in a new interview with Encyclopaedia Britannica. Chung-in Moon, a professor at Yonsei University in...

2010-06-17 12:31:00

Isolation, Poverty Fail to Curb North Korean Engineering WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite its poverty and inability to feed its population, North Korea produces skilled engineers who excel at nuclear technology, aerospace, dam- and tunnel-building, and computer software. The cover story in the latest Prism magazine, published by the American Society for Engineering Education, takes an in-depth look at North Korea's quest for technological advancement. In nuclear...

2009-12-11 17:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rex Lee stars in The Adoption Agency, now the top featured video on Will Ferrell's Funny or Die site. Written and produced by DFDTV (www.DFDTV.com), Lee -- as the infamous political leader Kim Jong Il -- goes up against the screening committee of a U.S. adoption agency in his pursuit to find a suitable heir to take control of his regime. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/NY25080 ) DFDTV (www.DFDTV.com) provides exclusive "behind the...

2009-08-16 17:43:33

Ties between Hyundai Group and North Korea appear on the upswing after a meeting between the company's chairwoman and Kim Jong Il, analysts say. The North Korean leader and Hyundai chairwoman Hyun Jung-eun met Sunday and had a friendly chat, the North's media reported, raising hopes among business and political analysts that Hyundai may be able to restore suspended business ties with Pyongyang, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hyun had come to North Korea on a mission to free a...

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