With the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games just one year away, Japan isn’t leaving anything to chance. On Friday, the country approved a law that would allow the government to hack into insecure IoT devices, in order to survey the number of easily-hackable gadgets that exist within the country. The survey will be conducted by employees of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), supervised by staffers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Perhaps for privacy reasons, the survey is being performed under punishingly strict rules-of-engagement. Don’t get any ideas of Japanese government hackers firing up Metasploit…

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