Russian ministers drop the Apple iPad for "specially protected" Samsung tablets

Russian ministers drop the Apple iPad for "specially protected" Samsung tablets
Has the Cold War returned? Russian ministers might think so. Recently, ministers in the country exchanged their Apple iPads for tablets made by Samsung. It seems that the iOS flavored slabs do not offer enough security, and those working in the government feel that the iPads can no longer handle sensitive information. On the other hand, Russian minister Nikolai Nikiforov says that the new Samsung branded slates are "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information." It is unknown which Samsung models the minister is talking about.

Some believe that there is more to Russia's decision than meets the eye. With the U.S. orchestrating sanctions against the country following the activity in the Ukraine, could the iPad's demotion inside the Russian government have anything to do with its American heritage? Nikiforov denied this. Instead he pointed out that reports indicate that the U.S.intelligence agencies will be working harder to intercept information. "This obviously orientates Russian clients, primarily state ones, to be very choosy about their partners in IT," Nikiforov says.

The minister added that tablets from South Korean and Chinese companies could soon see higher demand from Russia.

source: AFP via BGR

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