Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is once again in the spotlight after signing extremely controversial new legislation. This new law prohibits the sale of any smartphone, computer or smart TV that does not have pre-installed Russian applications.
According to information provided by Reuters, this law will take effect from July 1st 2020. Until then, the government will create a list of Russian applications that will need to be preinstalled on any and all devices.
Apple should not react well to this new law
It appears that the government has passed this law without having consulted any of the major manufacturers and is already being heavily criticized. Concern is already spreading among users that many large companies will eventually leave the Russian market.
This is certainly a possible reality, a source close to Apple has suggested that the manufacturer may be “forced” to leave Russia altogether. Installing third-party applications in the Apple ecosystem is equivalent to the familiar jailbreak procedure.
This kind of situation presents itself as a very serious security risk that Apple will certainly not allow. So if Vladimir Putin can’t find a solution to this problem, it is likely that Apple will eventually remove his entire presence from Russia.
Government could use these applications to spy on your population
The president passed this law stating that it will help developers Russians to compete more fairly with the big companies that dominate the market. However, there are many concerns that this is just a “lame excuse.”
By putting these applications on all computers, smartphones and smart TVs, the government may be left with all the tools it needs. need to spy on your population. Literally, with unlimited access to these three products, they will be able to control any and all movements of any citizen in Russia.