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Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister Has Never Used a Computer

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Japanese lawmakers were aghast on Wednesday when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government’s cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions.

Asked by a lawmaker if nuclear power plants allowed the use of USB drives, a common technology widely considered to be a security risk, Mr. Sakurada did not seem to understand what they were.

“I don’t know details well,” he said. “So how about having an expert answer your question if necessary, how’s that?”

Curated from The New York Times

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