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N. Korean security officers extort loyalty funds from ordinary people

North Korean security officers are brazenly demanding money from people under the guise of raising "loyalty funds," Daily NK has learned. Speaking on condition of...

North Korean burner phone prices soar amid government crackdown on purchases

The price of "daepo" phones — mobile phones falsely registered under another person's name, similar to "burner phones" — is soaring in North Korea...

N. Korean state security agents use deception to arrest buyers of...

State security agents in Hoeryong have been tricking would-be buyers of Chinese-made mobile phones by using informants to lure them to the site of...

N. Korean e-payment services popular among young people

Electronic payment services such as offline payments using QR codes are becoming increasingly popular among young North Koreans in major cities, Daily NK has...

N. Korea is investigating whereabouts of “missing overseas workers”

The North Korean government is investigating the whereabouts of missing workers as it conducts a census of citizens working overseas, Daily NK has learned.  Speaking...

N. Korean border guard and smuggler arrested for using Chinese cell...

In mid-April, an inspection team from the central government arrested a border guard and smuggler on suspicion of using Chinese cell phones to communicate...

N. Korea orders confiscation of all cell phones owned by Russia-based...

The North Korean government has ordered the confiscation of all cell phones owned by workers in Russia, Daily NK has learned. As the North...

Three Pyongsong high schoolers in trouble after sharing nude photos of...

Three male students at a high school in Pyongsong have been expelled for distributing nude or illicit photos of girls at the school taken...

Latest N. Korean phones are expensive but still popular

The latest smartphones in North Korea cost hundreds of dollars, with some models costing nearly USD 1,000. While such prices are a significant burden...

N. Korea’s border region sees surge in demand for telephone services

Public demand for telephone services in North Korea has surged recently, prompting the North Pyongan Province Post and Telecommunications Bureau to bring forward its...

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