La BBC racconta la realtà di internet nel paese dove la censura è parte integrante della vita di ogni cittadino.
During his leadership, Kim Jong-il would parade hundreds of tanks through the streets to show himself as a "military genius".
Many observers say that his son, Kim Jong-un, must in contrast show himself to have an astute technological mind, bringing hi-tech enhancements to the lives of his citizens.
But each step on this path brings the people of North Korea something they've not had before - honest information, which can have a devastating effect on secretive nations.
"I don't see an open door towards an Arab Spring coming that way any time soon," Mr Bruce says.
"But I do think that people are now expecting to have access to this technology - and that creates an environment of personal expectation that cannot be easily rolled back."