HOPE X (2014): "North Korea - Using Social Engineering and Concealed Electronic Devices to Gather Information in the World’s Most Restrictive Nation" (Download)
Sunday, July 20, 2014: 4:00 pm (Manning): North Korea prevents its citizens from accessing any form of independent media or information. Any citizen who attempts to access foreign broadcasts to seek information from the outside world risks being interned in one of the state's notorious prison camps. The very few visitors allowed into the country are strictly forbidden to bring any radios, GPS receivers, or other communications equipment. As a result, little independent and objective information about the propaganda-based mass media of the country has been gathered and published. Over four successive trips into each province of the DPRK, Mark Fahey has smuggled electronic equipment in and out to capture, monitor, record, and analyze hundreds of hours of local and regional domestic radio and television broadcasts used by the North Korean regime as a prime instrument of control over the population. This will be a fast-paced interactive audio/visual presentation of rare video, audio, and still photography together with an explanation of the social engineering techniques he used to successfully travel throughout North Korea and covertly gather information with concealed electronic equipment.