Hackathon winners plan to help the North Korean people with secret satellite receivers

By Justin Kahn
Aug 5, 2014
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  1. The people of North Korea are shut off from the world around them due to the oppressive government in which they live under. With no connection to the outside world, the Human Rights Foundation held a hackathon in hopes to...

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  2. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    " "Right now North Korea is a hermit state. If we can at least get to a state where you can use Twitter, then people will understand what's going on outside," Lee explained. "That's the first catalyst and then they can use our device to create a shadow network and with that, they can bring about a change within their own social context." "

    I hear something, but his lips aren't moving :s
  3. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    Leave North Korea alone they are not asking anybody for Help.
  4. And if they get got, they may be killed, or hard labor, along with there family, and there kids, possibly grand kids.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    that's because ....

    (fixed for readability, but still true.)

    Normally getting the people to organize is a good way to start a revolution, but in North Korea I don't see how it would be possible. The people have barely any food, barely any electricity, and the punishments for SAYING something against the govt is so crazy severe that I'd bet few people would even pick up these antennas....let alone use them and organize.

    Kudos to Lee for trying, but I doubt this will matter....
  6. The only way to help the North Korean people is to overthrow that miserable, lousy regime.
  7. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    Just one missile on the palace of the ruler, wipe out the entire royal family and you will do more good than 10 internets would ever do.
  8. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    well in this country there is lot of Homeless in the street and Barley have no Food to eat. and there is Family with no help from the Government and no Electricity whatever.

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