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Date : January 9, 2013
US Delegation Visits Computer Lab
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Chosun Ilbo has reported that the US delegation visiting North Korea this week were allowed rare access to a computer lab. The trip, described as humanitarian in intention, includes senior staff members from Google and Bill Richardson, a former state governor.

Computer and internet access are extremely suppressed in North Korea. Access to both are restricted to the elite. Restrictions have been somewhat lifted at universities in the country, but monitoring of internet is still prominent.

Some students at the computer lab were seen using Google to search for information during the visit. One of the Google party is reported to have used a computer in the computer lab to search for information on New York City via Google.

Source: Chosun Ilbo

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