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Russia passes law requiring all devices to have Russian software

Russia passes law requiring all devices to have Russian software

Russia has passed a law banning the sale of smartphones, computers and smart TVs that don’t have Russian software pre-installed. Those devices can still be sold with their normal software, but Russian alternatives must be installed, as well. The bill was created by a partisan group of legislators with the aim to give consumers more choice.

America 1 year

This is a sound strategy if everyone on planet earth is accusing you and proving in most cases of tampering in foreign affairs.

IvoryDove 1 year

The Chinese have been doing this for decades and somehow it's news in Russia. China doesn't allow Facebook. You must use the Communist Party approved app that tracks your location and records your conversations even when the phone is off.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 year

We should do this in America that would bring a lot of jobs to the states and take a lot of jobs away from China further hurting their economy.

User Inactive
User Inactive 1 year

With Silicon Valley becoming what it has I would be interested in seeing more localized versions of open source software from other countries, perhaps if Silicon Valley had to compete more with other countries when it came to software development and online services they would be more mindful of imposing their political bias on customers.

Manuel 1 year

Ah communism.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

We want to spy ourselves, not with the help of Silicon Valley

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