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Skype back on line

AP is reporting that most Skype users in Asia and parts of Europe are again able to log on nearly a day after a software bug hit the popular online phone service, but the company admitted that, while the situation is improving, some of its estimated 220 million users worldwide are still unable to connect.

Agence France Press is
reporting that ICANN is ready to approve North Korea’s top level country domain name ".kp."  "This means that North Korea is becoming more active in engaging in Internet activities," said ICANN board member Suh Jae-Chul. But Professor Kim Young-Soo, an expert on North Korea at Sogang University, said Internet access in the North is still strictly limited. "Access to the Internet is tightly controlled there as if it were a top secret," he said.