Google’s Schmidt: We Told North Korea To Open Internet | Talking Points Memo

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Sunday took to his Google Plus page to post fascinating details about his recent trip to North Korea, revealing that the country has a limited 3G mobile network with no Web access, that it has its own software built on primarily Linux computers, and that Internet access in general is limited to rare supervised use by government, military and educational institutes. Schmidt also said he called for North Korea to broaden its Internet access. The Google chairman traveled to the isolated totalitarian country the first week of January along with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson against the wishes of the U.S. State Department, which called the visit “unhelpful.” Here’s Schmidt’s statement in full. Read the original on Google Plus:

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