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Topic: Russia

Apple 'taking a deeper look' at Maps changes after Crimea debacle

12/02/2019, 07:12 am

In a statement following assignment of the Crimea Peninsula to Russia in Apple Maps and Weather, Apple says that it will re-evaluate how it handles disputed borders going forward -- but no changes have been made as of yet.

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Apple Maps, Weather app now shows Crimea as Russian territory

11/27/2019, 05:11 pm

Following months of pressure from Moscow, Apple recently updated its Apple Maps and Weather apps to display Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, inviting swift condemnation from Ukrainian politicians.

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Russia to ban iPhones and all devices not pre-loaded with local apps

11/22/2019, 09:11 am

New legislation will require all smartphones, computers and even smart televisions to have Russian-made software included from July 2020. Supporters say it promotes local technology, but detractors believe that a fear of surveillance apps will make manufacturers pull out of Russia.

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Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features' [u]

11/18/2019, 08:11 am

Sberbank's chief technology officer David Rafalovsky says the credit card industry is failing to really use technology to innovate for its customers, including Apple Card.

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Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

08/08/2019, 06:08 am

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

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Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple will at last comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring data on citizens to be stored on local servers -- something that could affect both Apple and the country's political dissidents.

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Apple approves Telegram update after Russian government demands app shutdown

06/01/2018, 07:06 pm

Amidst a contentious battle with the Russian government over demands to pull Telegram from the App Store, Apple on Friday approved an updated version of the messaging app after seemingly blocking such changes for two months.

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Russia's political ban on Telegram has Apple blocking GDPR updates to infamous messenger

05/30/2018, 09:05 am

Russia's persistent demand that Apple shut down Telegram has a side-effect of no update to the app for GDPR compliance in the UK.

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Solar-powered iPhone X 'Tesla' by Caviar goes on sale for $4,500

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Russian accessory producer Caviar has commenced sales of a "Tesla" version of the iPhone X selling for $4,500 with the first off the production line to be offered to Elon Musk.

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Russia demands Apple pull Telegram for iPhone from App Store

04/17/2018, 09:04 am

Russia's telecomunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, sent orders to both Apple and Google on Tuesday, asking them to halt local downloads of the popular secure messaging app Telegram.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Apple Pay recruits new card issuers in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

12/06/2017, 11:12 am

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens of new entries, mostly in the U.S., but also some in Canada, Russia, and Japan.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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Apple Pay expands to 27 new US banks, plus new options in China, Ireland, Russia, Italy

07/18/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 27 U.S. banks and credit unions to the Apple Pay roster, while simultaneously bringing the platform to more options in China, Italy, Ireland, and Russia.

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Apple's iPhone captures 81 percent of premium $600 smartphones in Russia

05/17/2017, 11:05 am

Russia's smartphone shipments grew 6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, but premium smartphones (over $600) in the country grew by 143 percent over the previous year, and Apple captured 81 percent of those sales.

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Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US & Russian financial institutions

04/04/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its rosters of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 20 additions, mostly in the U.S., but also including two in Russia.

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Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

03/28/2017, 02:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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Russia finds Apple guilty of ordering iPhone price fixing with local retailers

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple did indeed engage in price fixing by ordering 16 Russian retailers to lock in specific prices for iPhones, the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled on Tuesday.

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Apple Pay's international expansion continues with more banks in China & Russia

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with additions in China and Russia, extending the platform's international footprint even further.

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Russian Apple Pay expands with nine more financial institutions

11/01/2016, 12:11 pm

Apple engaged in a massive expansion of its Russian Apple Pay support on Tuesday, officially adding nine more financial institutions as payment options.

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