Ukraine technology minister attract Tim Cook to block App Store access to in Russia
On the Day 2 of Russia’s intrusion of Ukraine, Vice Head Of State and also Priest of Digital Improvement of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, asked for Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook to quit giving its product and services to Russian Federation, as a response to the intrusion.
In an open letter, he has asked for Cook “to quit providing Apple services and products to the Russian Federation, including obstructing access to App Shop!” In his tweet, Fedorov additionally included, “We make sure that such activities will certainly encourage youth and energetic populace of Russia to proactively stop the disgraceful army aggression.” He additionally interest the youth and energetic population of Russia to resist the intrusion.
David Kaye, UC Irvine Law Professor and former UN Special Rapporteur have also retweeted this tweet, however, he believes that cutting off Russian from accessing the App Store might not stop them from communicating.
For the unversed, Tim Cook had tweeted about the current situation in Ukraine recently, pledging that Apple will keep “supporting local humanitarian efforts”. However, he has not responded to the Ukrainian technology minister’s appeal.
Not just Tim Cook, other tech industry leaders including Richard Branson have responded to the Ukraine crisis. As per Virgin Group’s founder Richard Branson’s blog post, “To be perfectly clear, this war is Putin’s war, and his choice alone. It’s a unilateral, unprovoked act of aggression that must not only be condemned in the strongest terms, but met with the strongest of responses. ”