: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Profit over principle: Apple appeases the Kremlin

Apple recently altered the labeling on its weather and map apps to show Crimea as part of the Russian Federation for users inside Russia. An outcry duly ensued. Days later, the tech giant announced it would take “a deeper look” at its policies concerning disputed areas. Whatever that means.

Frankly, Apple should never have capitulated in the first
place. There is no grey area here: Crimea is Ukrainian, not Russian. The seizure
of Crimea took place in spring 2014 and was contrary to international law and existing
treaties. The so-called “little green men” behind the takeover were actually
Russian military personnel, and it was under …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council


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