The Government of Russia has launched a new law that requires that electronic devices are provided with apps and software Russian pre-installed if you want to be distributed in the country. The measure, which will come into force from July 2020, affect mobile phones, tablets, computers , and televisions.From the Executive Russian were hiding in that this is put in place to promote the software and own services in the country, so that users can use them in a more comfortable manner. Emphasize “the difficulty that can have people over to install this type of apps , and services of free-form”, which would be solved if they came preinstalled.Oleg Nikolayev, a co-author of the bill, explains that “the rules will help Russian consumers” because it offers alternatives that did not know: “When a person sees the software west, you might think that there are no local alternatives available. And if, along with the pre-installed apps, we also offer Russian, the users have the opportunity to choose,” he said.The technological companies do not seem to be very satisfied with this imposition, and some have been quick to oppose. It is the case of Apple, which is not willing to pre-install on their devices to third-party software, especially -insured – by breach of security that it can produce, according to published the medium Russian The Bell.The technology giant believes that the obligation to add third-party applications to the Apple ecosystem “would be equivalent to the jailbreak, a threat to the security, and the company can not tolerate that type of risk”. The company never pre-installs the apps and software outside in the iOS operating system and has warned that “if adopted, this legislation could leave the Russian market” due to it being “a market that is strategically not considered to be relevant”.Such is the opposition of the company that this law has come to be called informally ‘law against Apple’. Its non-compliance would be a fine of up to 200,000 rubles.The association that represents technology vendors in the country, RATEK, has expressed concern about this decision, especially for its ability to provide to the Russian Government of a potential monitoring tool.They also claim that the running of the companies of the Russian market will do that “all your devices from entering Russia in an opaque manner, and both the State and the users will suffer for this.”Has warned, in addition, of the possibility that on many devices not be able to install software Russian.This is not the first time that Russia has shown suspicion towards the foreign technology: 2018 a court in the Russian ordered the blocking of Telegram around the country and in may of this year, eliminated Windows of its military computers. In both cases, the background pattern was on the national security.
20MINUTOS.IS – Technology
November 27, 2019
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