8 Jul 2022

Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 8 July 2022
Data security breach

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Elizabeth talks to Kathryn about a major security breach in China, where an online police database with personal details of an estimated one billion Chinese citizens was left publicly accessible for more than a year.

The public was only alerted when a hacker recently plundered the data and attempted to sell it online. And Japan is off to the polls this weekend.

Amid concerns that young voters won't turn out to vote, one large Japanese ramen chain is offering free noodles as a sweetener.