Russian Officials Dump iPads for Samsung Tablets Over Security Fears

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    Back in 2010, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Apple’s Cupertino headquarters and was given an iPhone by then-CEO Steve Jobs, but the relationship between Apple and Russia has deteriorated since then. According to a new report by Business Insider, Russian government officials have stopped using iPads and have opted for Samsung tablets instead. Business Insider has more details:



    The report says that Russian officials have denied the change to be an effort to stop supporting American companies following sanctions related to the Ukrainian crisis. Apple recently denied the allegation that the US government has backdoor access to iOS devices, so the single reason for the swap is the fact that the new Samsung tablets are "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information." Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said the following:


    Source: Business Insider
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    They just did the opposite. Android can be easily hacked. How could they pick it over iOS?
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    This is nothing more than a petty move in retaliation for our stance on Ukraine.
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    I agree.

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