Eric Schmidt

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (2nd R) and Google chairman Eric Schmidt (C) arrive at Beijing airport from North Korea on January 10, 2013. Richardson and Schmidt met with reporters following their visit to secretive North Korea calling for greater Internet freedom for the welfare of its people. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s Schmidt Urges Internet Openness In North Korea

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday it’s up to North Korea to shed its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the Internet and connect with the outside world, or risk remaining way behind other countries.

01/10/2013

File photo of Internet giant Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Chairman To Visit North Korea

Google’s executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on a private, humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could take place as early as this month, according to two people familiar with the group’s plans who asked not to be named because the visit had not been made public.

01/03/2013

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