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Swapnote linked to alleged child pornography in Japan


7:30 AM on 11.06.2013
SwapNoteSwapnote linked to alleged child pornography in Japan photo



Last week we learned that Swapnote, Nintendo's messaging program for the 3DS, was removed because users were sending offensive material. Nintendo hasn't clarified what that material might be, but a few Japanese news outlets have reported accounts of men confessing to meeting underage girls through Swapnote, resulting in illegal activity.  

We don't know for sure if these instances are the direct reason why Swapnote was shut down. but these terrible things probably were a part of the decision to end the messaging service.

3DSで出会い系に接続した女児を乱暴した疑い [Yomiuri Online via Kotaku]
わいせつ画像:ゲーム機で送信させる 女児被害、容疑者を書類送検 [Mainichi viak Kotaku








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