Now Torrenting in North Korea…

North Korea is the weirdest, saddest, most repressive nation on earth.  Starvation and imprisonment hangs over most of its citizens.  Its economy has always been in the toilet.  The cult of personality government is evil, backward and belligerent.

Needless to say, it’s virtually impossible for any citizens of the DPRK to access the Internet.  Yet someone is freely torrenting content from outside the country.  

Like what, you say?  I’m glad you asked.  TorrentFreak has a great story on what the elite of North Korea are sucking down from the Internet.  Here’s an example.

I thought the above was a selection of K-Pop and J-Pop. Turns out it’s actually porn.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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