What metadata reveals about North Korea’s latest long-range missile test
Time and location data attached to photos of the launch offer new insight into DPRK propaganda and military operations
In the excitement surrounding North Korea’s long-range missile test last week, it seems the country’s propagandists made a mistake: Namely, they forgot to scrub the metadata from several photos, including those of the supreme leader and his daughter, providing clues on the people and hardware that produce the country’s media.
While state media typically removes location, date, camera type and other exchangeable image file (EXIF) information from photos of Kim, 17 photos from the ICBM launch were uploaded with full EXIF data intact.
That data reveals that photos of the missile launch were
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