May 20, 2024

North Korea bans WiFi networks for foreigners

New legislation citing national security calls for immediate dismantling of WiFi

North Korean authorities have declared that foreign embassies, officials and international NGOs working in country can no longer use WiFi to connect to the internet, citing interests of national security.

Satellite internet access, which allows for foreigners to send information and data at almost no risk of interception from local authorities, will only be possible after users "seek license," from authorities, a decree document obtained by NK News said.

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