Haeryun Kang
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South Korea's Trolling Game

Prologue   I’m glad that a**hole died. I heard that actress b**** is sleeping with that CEO. You’re a fake, and everyone sees through you.   Imagine watching a trolling competition on television. The players are professors, teenagers, unemployed trolls, your regular Joe in the office trolls

Seohoi Stephanie Park
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Internet Users in S Korea: Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware, an international cyber-attack that started last Friday, hit South Korea over the weekend. Moviegoers in CJ CGV, the country’s biggest multiplex cinema chain, reported seeing screens infected by the virus. As a preventative measure, the city of Incheon shut down the internet for 1,400 personal computers, in

Jieun Choi
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Can Moon Jae-in Really Save S Koreans from ActiveX Hell?

In March, then-president hopeful Moon Jae-in pledged to rid all government-run websites of ActiveX and abolish the much-hated public certification system. Many South Koreans, fed up with the anachronistic security protocols, reacted with excitement and joy. Now, Moon Jae-in is South Korea’s new president. He

Se-Woong Koo
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What Happened at Samsung Factory in Vietnam?

Samsung is having a terrible week. First its de facto head Lee Jae-yong was charged on Tuesday with multiple crimes in connection with the Choi Soon-sil scandal. He is accused of, among other things, embezzling company funds to bribe Choi, to get favorable treatment from the government. That same day,

Jieun Choi
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South Korea's E-Commerce System Sucks; Moon Jae-in Agrees

South Korea may have the world’s fastest internet speed and stable 4G LTE network connection on subway lines, but its people have been suffering from the chronic inconvenience of living with an outdated online banking and ecommerce system. Moon Jae-In, the frontrunner of the upcoming presidential election, pledged to

Steven Borowiec
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What Was That Jacket Chung Yoo-ra Was Wearing?

When Chung Yoo-ra was brought out from hiding after being apprehended by police in Denmark, many questions swirled in South Korea about Chung and her role in the evolving scandal centered around her mother, Choi Soon-sil. Just how did Chung, a reputed ne’er do well with lackluster academic credentials,

Emily Singh
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Megalia: South Korean Feminism Marshals the Power of the Internet

Founded on August 6th, 2015, independent website embodies a new type of feminism – one that uses the country’s world-class information and communications technology  infrastructure to promote gender equality and to humorously bash misogyny on the South Korean web. The name, currently filed for trademark registration&