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iPads no longer good enough for Russia to handle ‘confidential information’

28
Mar
2014

Russian ministers have decided to swap iPads for Samsung tablets out of fear that the Apple devices may not be secure enough anymore to handle sensitive information. The changeover occurred “not so long ago,” minister Nikolai Nikiforov told AFP. While Nikiforov did not mention what kind of Samsung tablets the government is using now, he did say that they are “specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information.” Similarly, he did not mention whether Samsung’s Knox technology is involved in protecting the Russian government’s secrets. “Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification.” Apparently Russia is concerned about U.S. spying

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