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Abe's flight paths put online due to security breach

By Agence France-Presse in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-05 08:42:32

Tokyo admitted on Thursday that details about the flight path and exact location of the Japanese prime minister's plane had been posted on the Internet for anyone to see.

The country's defense ministry hurried to fix the breach, but not before Flightradar 24 - a website and mobile app that enables users to track air traffic around the world - carried details of Shinzo Abe's official flights abroad.

Using the application, which processes data sent from aircraft, anyone with a smartphone could have seen where official planes - which carry the prime minister as well as the emperor and empress - were going.

Abe's flight paths put online due to security breach

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