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A $50 Media Player Is Helping North Koreans Thwart Censorship

A $US50 media player is becoming a threat to North Korea’s oppressive, isolationist regime. Many North Koreans are using cheap, portable Chinese media players to learn about the outside world and watch contraband foreign TV, news, and films.


How One Man Wants To Free North Korea With USB Drives And Pirated Movies

North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating.


North Korea Explains Why It Shuns Light At Night

North Korea has long been known to plunge into darkness overnight, choosing not to light even its city streets. Now it has justified its love of the deep, black night.


This Is What Seoul And Pyongyang Look Like At Night

North Korea and South Korea are very different places. But seeing their respective capital cities, Seoul and Pyongyang, next to each other at night makes that difference more stark than ever.


Report: Sony Hackers Used A Zero Day Vulnerability To Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony’s shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the black market.


The NSA Saw Signs That The Sony Hacks Were Coming

When the FBI blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures hacks, some wondered how that finding had been made so quickly. Now, new interviews and documents reveal that the NSA had tapped into North Korean networks years before the attacks and saw indications that such an attack may be imminent.


The New Cold War, And Australia's Role In It

Remember the Cold War? We basically spent half a century on the precipice of worldwide nuclear annihilation. Well, like it or not, the Cold War is back. In fact, it never really ended.


Report: The US Didn't Hack Back North Korea

The Associated Press is reporting that the US didn’t hack back North Korea after the Sony Pictures debacle. Two senior US officials say that the country wasn’t responsible for North Korea going dark.


You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff For Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it’s not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it’s pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it.


Report: FBI Will Finally Explain In Detail How North Korea Hacked Sony

The Intercept reports that the FBI Director James Comey will explain later today how his organisation determined that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures hack.