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New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]

Government Warns Telecom Provider Over Illegal Subsidies for Galaxy Note 8

Government Warns Telecom Provider Over Illegal Subsidies for Galaxy Note 8

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has warned one of the country’s major mobile networks over its alleged subsidies to boost sales of Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, a marketing practice prohibited under current legislation. According to the Korea Communications Commission on Monday, the government branch which controls mobile phone [...]

New Law May Help Reduce Unsolicited Telemarketing

New Law May Help Reduce Unsolicited Telemarketing

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Telemarketers can be annoying, and sometimes leave you wondering how they got your phone number.  The KCC (Korea Communications Commission) revealed on May 5 that in accordance with the newly revised Information & Communications Network Law, telemarketers must reveal the source from which they acquired the personal information of [...]

Personal ID Numbers to Disappear from Korean Websites Later This Year

Personal ID Numbers to Disappear from Korean Websites Later This Year

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – It is expected that all traces of resident registration numbers on the Internet will be removed by the end of this year. According to the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) on July 21, as the revised Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection has entered into effect, [...]

Gov’t Eases TV Ad Rules

Gov’t Eases TV Ad Rules

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Friday it will ease regulations on major television networks’ advertising time to help boost the struggling TV advertising market in fair competition with paid TV services under less strict rules. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) approved a revised broadcasting bill that would scrap the currently strict rules [...]