Russia Could Restrict Access to iCloud and Apple Services from January 2015

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. RaduTyrsina

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    A few days ago, after Tim Cook has openly acknowledged that he's day, Steve Jobs' memorial from Sankt-Ptersburg, Russia, was taken down. And now it seems there are some more bad news for Apple coming from Russia.

    From January 1, 2015, a new law in Russia could demand that cloud data storage that originates from Russia stays in Russia. Thus, companies will be required to have localized cloud servers on the territory of Russia. Apple, along with many other tech companies who at the moment do not have servers based on Russia’s territory, could be affected.

    This means that access to iCloud and other Apple services could be restricted and until Apple complies with the law, it will stay like that.

    The Russian government could force ISPs to block the access to the service to anybody who owns an Apple product. However, at this point nothing has been made official, so for the sake of Apple users in Russia, let's hope it remains just as a rumor.

    Source: Gigjets
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    I suppose the security on a foreign iCloud server is too hard for Russia to crack.

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