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Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones and computers

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software.
  • Some electronics retailers say the legislation was adopted without consulting them.
  • The country’s mobile phone market is dominated by foreign companies including Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Source CNBC

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