Total Information Awareness

Ken Craggs’ posts are exceedingly link-heavy but if you wish to know the detail of the topic, he’s your man. Below is part of what he wrote:

The Internet of Things International Forum was launched by the EU projects IoT-i and CASAGRAS2 in collaboration with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) and China’s Wuxi SensingNet. The latter is leading the Internet of Things International Standardisation aided by partner organisations such as the Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST).

Professor Chan-Mo Park is an emeritus professor at KAIST in South Korea, and also the Chancellor of Pyongyang University of Science & Technology in North Korea which has been accused of training some of North Korea’s nuclear and missile development personnel. North Korean defectors Yi Choi, and Jang Se-yul who reportedly worked in the North Korean electronic warfare command, both claim that some graduates of the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology are assigned to the North Korean military Unit 121 for cyber warfare. Professor Chan-Mo Park is also a former president and still an active member of the Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA), and the Honorary Chairman of the International Strategy and Reconciliation Foundation based in Washington DC.

Mr. Houlin Zhao of the People’s Republic of China is the Secretary-General (Head) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which defined the Internet of Things and provided the blueprint for its development. The The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) such as radar, satellites, GPS, missile control, internet, mobiles, television, and radio for government, military, civil, and commercial use. Military use of ICTs include control of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles; long range guided missiles; aircraft-to-aircraft communication; and communication with ships and submarines.

Member states of the ITU include China, North Korea, USA, UK, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.