Eric Schmidt calls on North Korea to open access to the Internet
Eric Schmidt called on North Korea to end the ban on access to the Internet, writes The Verge. This statement was made by the chairman of the board of directors of Google after a trip to a country in which most citizens have access only to the internal intranet with the Naenara portal , where you can find the news: “When Kim Jong-un entered the hall, the leaders of the party, state, army, reflecting the ardent desire of all party members, military personnel and the people of the country, wished him health and sent greetings. "
“As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, their decision to virtually isolate themselves greatly affects their physical world,” Schmidt told reporters after visiting the North Korean capital. “The government must do something - they must allow people to use the Internet, which the North Korean government has not yet done. It’s time for them to start, or they will be left behind. ”
Schmidt noted that the network of North Korea’s most popular mobile operator - which has about one million phones - can be easily configured to provide Internet access to subscribers. “It will be very easy for them to incorporate this.”
Schmidt made it clear that his visit was not connected with Google, and although the purpose of his trip remains unknown, in public consciousness it will remain connected with the call to open the Internet to North Korean citizens. Schmidt visited North Korea with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who was trying to secure the release of detained American tourists, but apparently unsuccessfully.