The latest flare-up has to do with Google apparently exposing personal IDs online. The Chosun Bimbo points out what's wrong with that accusation.
Being that it indexes everything that goes into the tubes (and clearly outlines what and how it goes about things. Haha - Pigeons!) responsibility for "exposing" important personal information rests not on The Google, but on those who chuck up an unprotected Excel spreadsheet onto an open server somewhere on the net. Such people apparently include a Busan elementary school and a doctor amongst others.
The Chosun Ilbo article he's quoting goes on to say that if a person wants to hide their personal information after its been exposed they'll have to sign up for Google. The article makes it sound like a burden, one that takes a week, to which The Bimbo replies:
Aaaaaahahahahahaha! After all signing up for Google is such a chore. At least it doesn't need a bloody National ID number! Tried joining Naver lately??!!
No, I haven't, but I did try to sign up for a Korean site last year but quit when it asked me for a scan of my passport. And those of you out of the country might not be aware that many sites here are inaccessible to foreigners because our ID numbers are 13 digits long though the sites can only handle 12. Hell, we can't even reserve train tickets online, and last I heard my favorite game