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Changes ahead for browsers, Korean internet

July 1, 2010

In the Wall Street Journal today Evan Ramsted writes about big changes on the way for the Korean internet and its users. A few excerpts:

South Korea’s government is wiping out rules for Web browsing that trapped the country’s Internet users with 1990s-era security technology and created a de facto monopoly for Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer here.

The South Korean rules had long stood in contrast to efforts by other governments around the world that have tried to break Microsoft’s grip on the Internet browser market. For South Koreans, they made Internet transactions a nuisance by requiring that users download plug-in programs, sometimes a dozen or so, for each website with which they did business.

Click Here for the Full Story (Source: Brian in Jeollanam-Do)

Editors Note: Thanks to Brian for finding this story. This is an issue that frustrates many teachers in Korea and its great to see some progress being made to modernise internet banking in Korea.


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