Tag: russia

iPhone, Products

Russia’s iPhone ban and the digital supply chain

March 20, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

Russia’s Kremlin ordered officials to stop using iPhones, apparently over concerns the devices could be vulnerable to Western intelligence agencies, Reuters reports. When surveillance-as-a-service firms sit exposed for brazenly undermining device security, it’s hard to think there isn’t an argument […]

Networking, Tech

US says internet services are exempt from Russian sanctions

April 11, 2022

Via: The Verge

The US Department of the Treasury is exempting telecommunications services from ongoing sanctions against Russia. The move, confirmed late last week in an order, follows requests from advocacy groups who feared a disruption would cut off Russian activists’ access to […]

News and Press

Russia wants to clone popular services like the Google Play Store – good luck with that

April 1, 2022

Via: BGR

Software developers and engineers in Russia have been given an impossible task by the goons in Vladimir Putin’s government. It’s basically an end of days assignment, reflecting the severity of Mother Russia having been decoupled from the rest of the […]

News and Press

Slack suspends access for Russia-based customers

March 16, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Slack has suspended access to accounts for customers based in Russia, citing compliance with policies set out by its parent company, Salesforce. Several Russia-based customers have been locked out of their Slack accounts, Axios reported Tuesday, preventing them from downloading […]

App Review, Applications

Apple Search Ads have been suspended on the App Store in Russia until further notice

March 7, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

A source tells 9to5Mac that Apple has “no plans to shutdown the App Store in Russia.” However, it is disabling search ads for the time being. Apple Search Ads is a tool for customers to discover apps relevant to them […]

News and Press

Will Apple sanction Russia?

March 1, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

With Russia’s attacks on Ukraine intensifying, I expect Apple will join the list of companies exiting the Russian Federation. Doing so reflects the company’s commitment to environmental, social and corporate responsibility. Will Apple leave Russia? I’ve been thinking about the […]

News and Press

Russia demands Apple and other tech companies open local offices in the country

November 23, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

Russia this week required Apple and other US tech companies to open local offices by the end of 2021 if they want to continue operating in the country. The Russian government is threatening to restrict and even ban companies that […]


Google Guilty Of Abusing Its Mobile Search Dominance In Russia

September 16, 2015

Via: Nathan Eddy

There are more antitrust woes for Google. This time they’re in Russia, where the company could face unspecified fines or contract re-negotiations with OEMs. Google’s international legal woes continue. The search giant was found guilty of breaking Russian antitrust laws, […]