Brian Whitmore: Can you hear me now?

Pretty soon, smartphone manufacturers will have a choice to make. Do they want to become part of Vladimir Putin’s surveillance state? Because that may be the price of remaining in the Russian market.

(c) The Power Vertical


  1. What a choice. Will greedy global phone manufacturers do the moral thing, and remove themselves from the Russian market, or fuck morals, money is more important? I know what I think they will do, and it won’t be the moral option. Plus the Chinks make a lot of smartphones now, and they won’t have a problem letting Muscovy install spyware into their phone. Might cause a conflict with the Chinese spyware already installed though.

  2. This would be a good point in time for another nation besides Chinkland to manufacture phones. I think the people of the world would rather pay a bit more for something that won’t spy on them at every turn. At least, most people would …

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