Google boss suggests North Korean government should embrace the internet

Sharif Sakr
S. Sakr|01.10.13

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Sharif Sakr
January 10th, 2013
Google boss suggests North Korean government should embrace the internet

Speaking to reporters in Beijing airport after his trip to Pyongyang, Google's Eric Schmidt has expressed bewilderment at the fact that North Korean citizens still aren't hooked up to the web. He pointed out that the government could retool its 3G mobile network to provide access to the outside world and said "it would be very easy for them to turn that on." Then he flew home.

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