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Car ‘Black Boxes’ Moonlight as Surveillance Cameras for Crime Prevention in Seongnam

Car ‘Black Boxes’ Moonlight as Surveillance Cameras for Crime Prevention in Seongnam

SEONGNAM, SOUTH KOREA, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Vehicle recording devices installed in cars, widely known as ‘black boxes’, will now serve as surveillance cameras to keep an eye on crime in the absence of police, Seongnam’s city government announced yesterday. More than 3,500 local drivers in Seongnam agreed to cooperate with the local government in [...]

Government Probed Millions of Online Personal Records in 2015: Report

Government Probed Millions of Online Personal Records in 2015: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report has revealed that investigative authorities peeked into online communications information of over one million citizens in 2015 from Korea’s two major web portals – Naver and Daum. According to the 2016 Internet Transparency Report from the Clinical Legal Education Center (Korea University), the two Internet giants [...]

S. Korea to Upgrade Surveillance Equipment at DMZ

S. Korea to Upgrade Surveillance Equipment at DMZ

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s military said Wednesday it will upgrade thermal observation devices (TODs) installed at the heavily fortified inter-Korean border to cope with growing threats from North Korea.  The upgrade aims to closely monitor and detect any provocative movements from the North along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). In August last [...]

How are Korean IT Companies Holding up against Government Surveillance?

How are Korean IT Companies Holding up against Government Surveillance?

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Silicon Valley is well known for fighting against government surveillance to protect its users. But what steps are Korean IT companies taking to safeguard their customers?  Naver and Daum are Korea’s leading web portals, claiming approximately 75 percent and 15 percent the market, respectively, while Kakao is Korea’s dominant [...]