MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a regulation a requiring all smartphones and computer systems bought within the nation to return pre-installed with Russian software program.
The laws, which can take impact in July 2020, is aimed toward selling Russian-made software program. However it has been dubbed the “anti-Apple” regulation as a result of it will pressure the US tech large to pre-install non-Apple software program on its merchandise.
The Russian authorities will now draw up a listing of merchandise affected by the regulation, printed and signed by Putin on Dec 2, in addition to a listing of purposes that might have to be pre-installed.
It comes amid a slew of measures taken by Russian officers to manage the tech sector, together with a regulation that took impact on Nov 1 requiring native Web suppliers to put in units supplied by authorities to allow centralised management of visitors.
Apple final week appeared to bow to authorities stress and started displaying the annexed Crimea peninsula as a part of Russia on maps and climate apps within the nation. After the transfer sparked outrage in Ukraine, Apple mentioned it would “regulate its strategy”. – AFP
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