German photographer Julia Leeb hid the fact that she was a journalist when she traveled to North Korea, and ended up with a stunning collection of photos.
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- The Ellen Degeneres Show and Nike are among the most successful brands on Instagram.
- North and South Korean websites suffered outages due to a cyber attack allegedly made by the hacker group Anonymous.
- A European official has ruled that Google should be treated like a host, not a publisher. Therefore, it is not obliged to remove content produced by others.
- Barnes & Noble is trying to save money by ceasing in-house production of its Nook readers.
- Samsung’s cheap plastic casings may be on the way out. They just linked up with a firm that specializes in carbon fiber.
- Reddit is now hosting a linguistic project that maps the various Arabic languages found throughout the Middle East and Africa.
In a new campaign, Reporters Without Borders shows world leaders flipping you off.
All the leaders depicted are of the nondemocratic sort that some might label dictators—the kind who might restrict the freedom that journalists enjoy in other parts of the world with the kind of gleeful “f*ck you” depicted here.
Where North Korea’s Maybe-Nuclear Missiles Could Land, Visualized
Check out these maps from CNN, which assess the range of six North Korean missiles, and visualized just where those weapons could strike should president Kim Jung-un authorize an attack.
This spring, bellicose nation North Korea has gotten the world’s attention with its amped-up aggression toward the United States and South Korea. The government said that “powerful striking means” have been readied for action, and the U.S. and South Korean governments anticipate more missile tests soon. And the New York Times just reported “with ‘moderate confidence,’ that the country has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile.”
For South Korea, it’s a near throwback to the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the threat of a nuclear-armed neighbor inspired widespread panic. For the U.S., the threat feels a bit more distant and ambiguous: Are they posturing? Do they just want attention? Or do we need to take them seriously?
North Korea’s Concentration Camps Are Growing
Does Dennis Rodman even have a clue?
A new publication by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea shows the growth of concentration camps inside the country. Anything between 150,000 and 200,000 citizens (that last figure comes courtesy of Amnesty, via are thought to be detained in one of at least six of the DPRK’s internment facilities. In all but one, inhabitants are there for life.
The report contains recent satellite images of one such institution in the North-East of the country, known as Camp 25. The pictures show that the area of the internment center, which increased in size by 72% between 2009 and 2010, is still growing. Guards, sentry posts and what are thought to be a crematory and gallows are all visible, helpfully pointed out here by the Washington Post.
Find out more here.
[Image via The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea]