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N. Korea uses foreign software to produce online publications

While North Korea has gone to great lengths to stress the importance of localizing production and self-sufficiency, a Daily NK investigation has found that...
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The Jindallae 7 phone was manufactured in China

A Daily NK investigation into the serial numbers of the latest “Jindallae 7” phone released by North Korea at the beginning of this year...
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N. Korea’s new Chollyong 201 phone was made in China

A Daily NK investigation into the serial numbers of the latest “Chollyong 201” mobile phone released by North Korea at the beginning of this...
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N. Korea uses “recorded calls” to better track down international callers

North Korea has recently begun to use recorded phone calls to improve efforts to track down international callers, Daily NK has learned. “Signal detection units...
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Report: N. Korean hacking group increasing efforts to steal cryptocurrency

Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group, is reportedly ratcheting up its efforts to steal cryptocurrency amid North Korea’s economic difficulties due to the COVID-19...
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North Korea launches new smartphone: the Pyongyang 2428

North Korea has launched a new iteration of its “Pyongyang” series smartphone, the Pyongyang 2428, Daily NK sources reported on Apr. 4.  The new phone...

N. Korea’s new “spectrum analyzer” may be a surveillance tool

North Korea has allegedly developed its own version of what is called a “spectrum analyzer.” Daily NK sources suspect that the device, which was...
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Chinese authorities expand 5G technology on border with North Korea

Dandong is the latest city in China to receive a 5G-equipped checkpoint aimed at cracking down on smuggling and defections along the Sino-North Korea...

State security employees issued smartphones with voice encryption technology

North Korea’s legal authorities have issued Ministry of State Security (MSS) employees with smartphones that encrypt voice calls, North Korean sources told Daily NK...

Younger North Koreans turn to technology to share information

A dictionary of IT terminology installed in the North Korean smartphone 'Arirang 151' is said to be popular among younger North Koreans. Image: Daily NKUnification...

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