Apple Has a Putin Problem
New legislation in Russia – known as the ‘law against Apple’ – mandates that smartphone makers must preinstall government apps that will give authorities access to an array of information about the phone’s user. Apple, not surprisingly, is trying to wriggle its way out of complying. But whatever happens, it’s another case of an authoritarian government pushing around a U.S. tech company for very un-democratic reasons. Over at Fast Company, Josh Nadeau reports on the issue and why the stakes are so high.