I'm Eurofag ISP wageslave who has tech level dealings with SEA state telcos (including SKB, CJ). This being an autosaging redpill thread, let me sperg about few things from that angle.
>The porn witch hunt
in SK is real, and so is VPN usage. It is a bit peculiar in that it is reminescent on western war on drugs - smoking pot is seemingly tolerated, yet people get suddenly busted all the time.
If you're an avid torrent user, you can notice a trend with peer ips - download anime show and you'll see much higher % representation of korean peers in the client than you would if you download JAV/hentai (especially if it's loli-ish). This means SK torrenters specifically avoid risky porn stuff compared to asian average.
>Choi Jin-sil Law, RRN and i-PIN
is an interesting and ongoing story. Basically, SK indeed was always a bit ahead of the curve for some reason.
Choin Jin itself was never that much in effect (ie you didn't really have to put in your name except 30 or so top sites 8 years ago). Instead, RRN - the SK equivalent of SSN was used.
Few years later, they realized plastering SSN everywhere is fucking dumb idea due to amount of ID theft it resulted, and i-PIN (basically a state-approved, commercial provider of proxy-SSN) was adopted. Both RRN and i-PIN are still in wide use today.
Meanwhile as shortcomings of RRN became apparent in SK, the rest of world covertly transitioned to more covert, if less stringent, method of ID surveilance - phone numbers, especially post-2012. Try to sign up for any popular service today, and 99% need a working phone number, unless you use some equivalent proxy which already tracks you, such as facebook account. You can still buy burner number for ~$1, the powers that be simply relying on that nobody bothers.
But in SK? Good luck staying anonymous if a site wants i-PIN, going around that is much harder, short of being a dick and stealing somebody else's identity.
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