Intelligence Bureau Reveals That North Koreans Are Using The Internet For Facebook And Porn


Rich, high-class North Koreans have access to the Internet according to a new intelligence study.

 

The investigative study was conducted by the company Recorded Future and the nonprofit group, Team Cymru to analyze Internet usage in North Korea. 

The research showed that the affluent class of North Korea actively used the Internet and visited sites like Google, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon and the Chinese equivalent of Google, Baidu. 

Unsurprisingly, Facebook is the most accessed social networking website amongst the North Koreans with Internet access. 

Besides those popular web sites, North Koreans also watched pornography, showing that Internet trends for North Koreans were no different to the average Internet user in other countries. 

“28,000 is the number of Internet users viewing porn every second.”

— The Week (British News Magazine) 

Most North Korean citizens do not have access to the Internet but have access to a restricted 3G network through their mobile phones and the local intranet network.

“The [intranet] network, called Kwangmyong, currently connects libraries, universities, and government departments and is slowly making its way into homes of better-off citizens.

It houses a number of domestic websites, an online learning system, and email.

The sites themselves aren’t much to get excited about: They belong to the national news service, universities, government IT service centers, and a handful of other official organizations.”

— Recorded Future 

Even though the group is small, the research countered the common notion that North Koreans have no access to “the world” outside their hermit nation.

“The data reveals that North Korea’s leadership and ruling elite are plugged into modern internet society.

They are likely aware of the impact that their decisions regarding missile tests, suppression of their population, criminal activities, and more have on the international community.

These decisions are not made in isolation nor are they ill-informed as many would believe.”

— Recorded Future 

On a more personal level, the FBI leaked the North Korean leader’s Internet history.

FBI Leaks Kim Jong Un’s Internet Search History, here’s what he searches the most

Source: Recorded Future, The Week