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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:27 PM

Ukraine denounces Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia in apps



MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Wednesday Apple did not “give a damn” about its pain, after the U.S. tech giant began referring to the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia in its Maps and Weather apps for Russian users.

Russia and Ukraine have both been highly sensitive to the way global companies identify Crimea, since Russian troops seized the territory and Moscow annexed it after a referendum that Kiev and its Western allies say was illegal.

Apple appeared to have changed the way it displays locations in Crimea in its software, in a nod to Russian politicians who have demanded the peninsula be referred to as part of Russia.

Reuters reporters in Moscow who typed the name of the Crimean provincial capital Simferopol into Apple’s Maps and Weather apps on Wednesday saw it displayed as “Simferopol, Crimea, Russia”. Users elsewhere — including in Ukraine’s capital Kiev and in Crimea itself — see locations in Crimea displayed without specifying which country they belong to.

More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-ukraine-crimea-idUSKBN1Y124O

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 07:17 PM

1. It would be interesting to see to what countries Apple assigns

certain areas of Israel, if not the whole entire country.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 07:36 PM

3. Perhaps I should provide suggestions to them, yes?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 07:25 PM

2. Are these globalist conglomerates eligible for foreign aid?

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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:46 PM

4. Coups have consequences bitches

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