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

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.

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