Seoul message apps blocked to curb terrorists


SEOUL: China has confirmed its decision to block popular foreign messaging services like Kakao and Line as an anti-terrorist measure, South Korean authorities said on Thursday. The messaging apps have been disrupted since July 1, triggering queries from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in Seoul. KakaoTalk is operated by South Korea’s Kakao Corp., while Line is run by a Japanese subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest portal Naver.



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