Surfing the Intranet: North Korea's authoritarian alternative to the World Wide Web

  • Article by: ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 3, 2014 - 4:20 AM

PYONGYANG, North Korea — It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf the Internet. On the surface, it's a familiar-seeming scene, which is exactly why officials are offering it up for a look.

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davehougFeb. 4, 1412:10 PM

It is all about control for the ruler. THAT person may come and go, but will be replaced by a ruler that also likes control. The whole country is like the song......"Where nary was heard a discouraging word"

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