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Russia to Consider’’ smartphones” Ban for Officials


December 19, 2013

Russian lawmakers will consider banning state officials from using foreign-made smartphones, such as iPhones, over concerns they may not be secure. To avoid potential data leaks, they may be obliged to use Russian YotaPhones instead.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the ultranationalist leader is a necessity: "For security reasons, it is preferable to use our brands. Because with smartphones manufactured abroad, service providers and business centers are all based abroad. It is very easy to download information during conversations. Yet members represent the highest authority in this country. "

Security reasons that can also double as a patriotic protectionism the bill intends to give exclusivity to the Russian brand YotaPhone instead of American Iphones.



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