back to article Japanese messaging giant Line admits it mishandled user data, promises to do better

Line, the Japan-based messaging and payments app with millions of users around Southeast Asia, has conceded that its data protection regimes had multiple shortcomings, and therefore put users' personal information at risk. Parent company Z-Holdings yesterday released a report compiled by a Special Advisory Committee on Global …

  1. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    "Isn't it nice to know that at least one of Asia's tech giants has more or less the same blind spots as Facebook and friends?"

    The beauty of the sarcasm of that line didn't escape me. But no, it isn't nice. It's depressing. It means that whatever service appears it'll need to go through the same larval stage of toxicity before it can be trusted - assuming any of the services currently around actually manage to escape the event horizon of that particular black hole.

    Oh well... I'm off to go hide in a corner and meditate on the futility of it all.

    1. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

      > toxicity

      To be fair, this looks to me more like corporate stupidity / groupthink than actual deliberate malice-aforethought toxicity.

      That's about the only nice thing I can say about it, though.

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