North Korea, Schmidt Google gets overview of Net

Few people in North Korea the opportunity to take a look at the Internet, but visitor Eric Schmidt did.
The U.S. group visited by a computer lab of Kim Il Sung University, where students really no opportunity to go online, to a degree.

Executive Chairman of Google is a controversial four-day junket to North Korea at the invitation of former UN ambassador Bill Richardson, who described the trip as a private company humanitarian aims party to have access to a U.S. citizen detained. The U.S. State Department would have preferred to skip the tour group, or at least not so soon after the reclusive country test missiles recently.

Today, the U.S. group, which also includes Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, had a visit from a computer lab of Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, according to the Associated Press . A student, the AP reported, demonstrated Schmidt and others how he goes online to look at the reading material from Cornell University.

And just like their counterparts in other countries friends on the Internet, the handful of students in the laboratory turn to Google to find information.

But they barely full and unlimited access to the online world. Students in universities in North Korea and other countries face restrictions that will be parked in the intranet managed by the state that their online activities monitored closely.

North Korea shows regularly on "Internet Enemies" Reporters Without Borders said. He joined the 2012 list are countries such as China, Iran, Syria and Uzbekistan.
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