“A ban is imposed on using (Apple) mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — to access work applications and work email exchange,” he informed reporters at a digital convention, the company mentioned.
“It’s allowed to use iPhones for personal needs,” Shadaev mentioned.
The ministry issued the ban two months after claims by the Russian important home safety service, the FSB, that a number of hundreds Apple units had been compromised on account of an espionage operation by the US.
Apple denied the allegations. The US. National Security Agency, which the FSB mentioned cooperated with Apple, declined to touch upon the claims on the time.
Meanwhile, Apple was lately fined by a Russian courtroom for not deleting “inaccurate” content material about what Russia calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine, Russian information companies reported.
Apple, then again, paused all product gross sales in Russia shortly after Moscow despatched tens of hundreds of troops into Ukraine in February 2022, and restricted its Apple Pay service in Russia.
Moscow has clashed with Big Tech for years over content material, censorship, knowledge and native illustration in disputes that escalated after Russia despatched its armed forces into Ukraine.
Russia has additionally fined a number of different tech firms, together with Alphabet’s Google, Meta’s Facebook and Wikimedia, which has been fined a number of occasions and has beforehand mentioned info that Russian authorities complained about was well-sourced and consistent with Wikipedia requirements.
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