Satellite TV plan wins North Korea 'hackathon' event in San Francsico | NK News
July 24, 2024
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Satellite TV plan wins North Korea ‘hackathon’ event in San Francsico

Teenage team wins first ever North Korea 'hackathon' event

SAN FRANCISCO – An idea to distribute miniaturized satellite dishes capable of receiving South Korean TV broadcasts won the world's first North Korea "hackathon" event on Sunday.

The event – judged by a mixture of defectors, human rights activists, and technology experts – saw eight teams present technology-focused proposals to disrupt Pyongyang's monopoly on the control of information.

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