MOSCOW, 9 Aug — RIA Novosti. The US government is unlikely to ban the export of Apple products in Russia because the company is cooperating with the secret services of the country, said RIA Novosti Director of the Russian Association of cryptocurrency and blockchain (RAKIB) Arseny Weltzin.
The US administration on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Russia over its alleged use of chemical weapons in the British Salisbury. According to sources, the channel NBC, the first package involves a complete ban on exports to Russia of electronic devices and components, dual-use, the second package may include a decrease in level of diplomatic relations, a ban on flights in the United States, “Aeroflot” and the almost total cessation of U.S. exports. Russia may avoid a second wave of sanctions, if guarantees the non-use of chemical weapons in the future, noted the state Department.
According to Delcina, despite the variety of electronic devices from China, on the Russian market a lot of American brands. The Russians are Western quadcopters, various sensors and devices for “smart home” were mentioned by the expert. On an industrial scale, according to him, the used ERP-system (information management system) with the American servers. In General under the term “dual-use” civilian and military, can get many gadgets, software, he said.
“Something with the same Windows can get into this sanctions list. iPhone too can get there. But most likely this will not happen because it (the iPhone. — Approx. ed.) is very useful for American intelligence, rather than a ban on its export. For anybody not a secret that the intelligence agencies can obtain user data of Apple,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
As reported by Apple (makes iPhone), the company for the first half of 2017 received from the US government three times more requests for disclosure of information about users of their devices than the previous year.