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Chinese document-sharing platforms spill corporate secrets

Employees seeking pocket money post confidential files to a Baidu-run site

Highlighting the struggle to protect information in the digital age, files from hundreds of companies have been posted on Chinese document-sharing platforms.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Internal files from hundreds of companies have been posted on Chinese document-sharing platforms, highlighting the ongoing struggle to protect information in the digital age.

Documents from 186 Japanese enterprises, ranging from manufacturers to service providers, have been found on the document-sharing platform of China's Baidu since mid-2017, according to Crosswarp, a Tokyo-based company offering information security and rights management services.

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