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북한 와이파이 이용가능한 스마트폰 공개 북한이 스마트폰에서 와이파이를 이용해 국가망에 접속하는 기술을 소개한 사실이 뒤늦게 알려졌다. 북한은 와이파이 이용자들을 추적⋅관리 할 수 있도록 보안에도 크게 신경 쓴 모습이다.북한 전문 매체 38노스는 지난 4일(현지시간) 조선중앙TV를 인용해 북한의 무선인터넷 접속 스마트기기 및 무선인터넷 서비스 ‘미래’에 대해 자세히 보도했다.보도에 따르면, 북한 조선중앙TV는 지난달 8일 ‘2018 전국 정보화성과전람회’ 소식을 전하면서 아리랑정보기술교류가 개발한 ‘아리랑 171’ 스마트폰을 소개하면서 와이파이 애플리케이션(앱) ‘미래’를 통해 국가망에 접속할 수 있다고 전했다.황영조 아리랑정보기술교류사 기술원은 이날 방송에서 ‘미래망 체험구역’이라고 적힌 안내판 아래에서 자신들이 자체 개발했다는 5.5인치 스..
Far-left group protests against UMG-Thae Yong Ho collaboration The Paektu Protection Squad came to Unification Media Group’s offices on November 30 to protest its collaborative series with high-level defector Thae Yong Ho. Image: Daily NK Members of the Paektu Protection Squad, which was created to welcome North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Seoul, last week visited the offices of the Unification Media Group (UMG) to demand that a regular column written by f..
“60대 독거 노인 생활고로 탈북, 중국서 교통사고로 북송돼” 북한의 댐 무단방류로 국민 6명이 실종·사망한 ‘임진강 사태’에 대한 북측의 ‘사과’ 여부에 이목이 쏠리고 있다. 이미 북측이 ‘댐 수위 상승에 따른 방류’라고 해명했지만 여론은 ‘납득하기 어렵다’는 반응이다. 이번 사태에 따른 국민의 대북여론 악화로 이산가족상봉 합의 등으로 진전 조짐을 보이던 남북관계도 기로에 섰다는 평이다. ‘사과’ 여부가 향후 북측의 남북관계 개선의지를 엿볼 수 있는 ‘바로미터’가 될 것이라는 지적이다. 일각에선 최근 잇따른 유화책을 내밀며 전향적인 대남정책을 취했던 만큼 북한이 과거 전례와 비슷한 수준의 ‘유감’ 표시를 할 가능성이 있다고 전망하고 있다. 그러나 전례에 비춰볼 때도 우리 측이 요구하는 수준의 ‘사과’는 하지 않을 가능성이 크다는 것이 중론이다. 실제 통일부에 따르..
Real estate prices in Sinuiju rise following Kim Jong Un announcement Kim Jong Un in Sinuiju on November 16 to review major development plans for the city. Image: KCTV Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) recently reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an on-the-spot visit to “guide” construction plans in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province. The words of the Supreme Leader appear to have impacted the local real estate market as apartment prices began to rise s..
Family mine workers in South Hamgyong Province sent to political prison camp Members of a family in South Hamgyong Province working at the Komdok Mining Complex were arrested and sent to a political prison camp in mid-November, sources inside North Korea reported Sunday. “The daughter, who worked at the mine as a signaler, and her younger brother, who worked as an artist, and their elderly parents were sleeping at home when agents broke down the door and took them to a p..
North Korea holds public trial for zinc smugglers Workers arrested for stealing refined zinc and zinc ore concentrates were put on public trial and sentenced to forced labor. The materials were allegedly stolen from Komdok Mining Enterprise in South Hamgyong Province’s Tanchon City, and then sold to Chinese smugglers, according to sources in the country familiar with the incident. “The Tanchon City police station and court held a public trial f..
Three North Korean women apprehended en route to work in China Following the apprehension of three North Korean women trying to cross over to China, the Kimjongsuk County border guards have responded to the incident by restricting access to a frequently-used shortcut in the area. “After the three women were arrested while trying to illegally cross into China via a bridge, built over the Amnok (Yalu) River to facilitate timber transport, the border garrison ..
North Korea prepares for annual winter military exercises Korean People’s Army winter river-crossing drill (January 2018). Image: Daily NK North Korea is busy preparing for its winter civil joint exercises that start annually in December. Preparations include the holding of emergency meetings for the country’s civil defense forces, Daily NK sources report. “Armed civilian units are busy preparing for the winter exercises all over the country,” a source..