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Teenagers migrate to online messaging apps to dodge parents' prying

Takeshi Idezawa, chief executive officer of Line Corp, at a news conference in Tokyo. Line, Japan's biggest messaging service, is trying to break into the US market by selling animated digital stickers which can be used to spice up chats on its platform.


TEENAGERS, a historically wily demographic, are increasingly moving their digital social lives from public sites, where their parents hang out, to smartphone messaging apps, giving them nearly complete privacy in their online social lives.

Apps such as Kik, Line,...