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North Korea, ever so cautiously, goes online

In this June 16, 2017, photo, North Korean men and women use computer terminals at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang, North Korea. Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. This is all done with a two-tiered system where the trusted elite can surf with relative freedom while the masses are kept inside the national intranet, painstakingly sealed off from the outside world and meticulously surveilled. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


Eric Talmadge, bureau chief, and Maye-E Wong, chief photographer, Pyongyang, for an exclusive story of how a two-tiered system in North Korea allows the elite to surf the internet with relative freedom, while the masses are limited to a national intranet cut off from the outside world.

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