North Korea

3,000 journalists covering Kim-Trump this week is WTF is wrong with media

Media businesses are in the dumper. Every week, we hear of new layoffs, budget cuts, diminished editorial quality and more, way more. And yet, somehow, miraculously, more than 3,000 journalists manage

Twitter’s emoji for Trump’s North Korea nuclear summit is very weird

As U.S. President Trump preps for a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Twitter doesn’t want you to forget to tweet about it under the right hashtag. In a choice that seems to

What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE

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The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it’s our respon

Thank Kim Jong Un for your crypto gains

Because of heavy sanctions placed on the country for its nuclear weapons testing, North Korea has long run a series of “side businesses” like drug trafficking, endangered species trading, money la

Crunch Report | U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry

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U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers

North Korean hackers stole South Korean and U.S. war plans

A member of South Korea’s parliament who sits on its defense committee is claiming that North Korean hackers have stolen some of his nation’s most sensitive military documents — incl

Twitter says it hasn’t deleted Trump’s provocative North Korea tweet because of “newsworthiness”

After North Korea’s top diplomat described President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about the country as a “declaration of war,” Twitter explained why it hasn’t deleted the offending tweets.

Crunch Report | North Korean Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchanges

Facebook bans monetization of hate, porn, drugs and violence on its platform, some shake-ups happen at Baidu and WhatsApp, and North Korea is allegedly targeting bitcoin exchanges. All this on Crunch

North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges

North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular

North Korea accidentally lets slip all its .KP domains — and there aren’t many

North Korea is famously secretive and restrictive — the regime goes to great lengths to both prevent the outside world from learning what goes on there and prevent its citizens from learning about t

North Korea launches a Netflix-style streaming service called Manbang

Some days, life just throws you a giggle. Today is one of those days. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) has announced a new Netflix -style on-demand streaming service.

North Korea blocks access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

In news that is not April 1-related, North Korea has this week begun to block access to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other websites in the country.

“How Not To PR” By Tinder

Have you heard about the Tinder Meltdown (TM)? Some even called it a "stunt." In case you haven't, here's the quick and dirty: a piece appeared on Vanity Fair that Tinder didn't like. And it reacte

U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

Ever wonder why President Obama so quickly and sure-footedly accused North Korea of hacking into Sony servers? Turns out, the United States had actually hacked into North Korean computer networks back

US Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea Following Sony Hack

President Obama has signed an executive order authorizing new sanctions against North Korea, according to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl9733.aspx

A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

Late last week, TechCrunch had a chat with former Sony Pictures Chief Digital Strategy Officer Mitch Singer to discuss the motivations that likely went into Sony deciding to pull "The Interview" from

“The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures h

North Korea On Sony Hack: It Wasn’t Us

Here is the latest twist in the ongoing Sony hacking story: after the FBI alleged that North Korea was indeed behind the attack on Sony, North Korea today categorically denied having anything to do wi
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