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Japan's government scales back Line app usage over security issue

Communications Ministry to demand report on data exposure to China affiliate

Line, which is primarily a messaging app but can be used for other things like applying for government documents, is in the spotlight over data security.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's government is scaling back its use of the popular messaging app Line and investigating how it is employed across municipalities, as the service comes under scrutiny over data security.

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