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Google Maps is removing newly added user content, like pins, in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, amid claims of its use in coordinating Russian military activity (BuzzFeed News)


Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal: Apple Says It Has Stopped All Product Sales in Russia

Brian Fung / CNN: Apple suspends all product sales in Russia

Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News: Apple Halted All Product Sales In Russia And Disabled Maps Features In Ukraine

Bobby Allyn / NPR: Apple pauses sales in Russia and stops all exports

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Apple Halts Product Sales in Russia After Ukraine Invasion

Kif Leswing / CNBC: Apple halts product sales in Russia

Sara Fischer / Axios: Apple halts product sales in Russia

Ian Sherr / CNET: Apple Stops Selling Products in Russia, Limits App Store, Apple Pay and Maps

Mitchell Clark / The Verge: Apple halts product sales in Russia

Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle: Apple pauses Russian product sales as tech industry responds to Ukraine invasion

The Irish Times: Apple halts sales of iPhone and other products in Russia

Kari Paul / The Guardian: Apple to pause product sales in Russia as tech firms feel pressure over Ukraine

Steve Huff / Android Police: Apple freezes product sales and services in Russia

BBC: Apple to halt sales and limit services in Russia

Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Apple halts all device sales in Russia in response to invasion of Ukraine

Jessica Guynn / USA Today: Apple stops iPhone, iPad and Mac sales in Russia over invasion of Ukraine

Ashley Palya / International Business Times: Apple Suspends All Products Sales In Russia Amid Invasion Of Ukraine

Washington Post: Apple pauses all product sales in Russia, citing concern for Ukraine

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple pulls Russian state-owned media outlets RT and Sputnik from global App Stores

Bogdan Popa / Softpedia News: Apple Suspends All Sales in Russia

Gareth Corfield / The Register: Second data-wiping malware found in Ukraine, says ESET

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Apple halts all sales in Russian online store as Ukraine invasion continues

Heedo Abu Laban / Appleosophy: Joining Sanctions, Apple Stops Selling iPhones, Other Products in Russia

Associated Press: Big tech grapples with Russian state media, propaganda

Michael Kan / PCMag: Apple Stops Online Product Sales in Russia Over Ukraine Conflict

Mike Peterson / AppleInsider: Apple stops all online sales in Russia

Matthew Gault / VICE: Apple Will Stop Selling Products in Russia

Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Will Apple sanction Russia? (Updated)

Kevin Collier / NBC News: Apple to stop selling products in Russia

Jon Fingas / Engadget: Apple halts sales of all products in Russia

Reuters: Apple says it halts all product sales in Russia

Nat Rubio-Licht / Protocol: Apple cuts off Russia from ‘all product sales’

Levi Sumagaysay / MarketWatch: Apple pauses sales in Russia, adding to Big Tech moves to support Ukraine

Breck Dumas / Fox Business: Apple halts sales in Russia over Ukraine invasion

Giulia Bottaro / Telegraph: Apple stops selling its products in Russia

Janet H. Cho / Barron’s Online: Apple Halts Sales in Russia, Restricts Russian News Sites

ABC: Apple, Google and Ford halt product sales in Russia amid Ukraine crisis

Karandeep Oberoi / MobileSyrup: Apple halts sale of its products in Russia amid Ukraine invasion

Rahul Srinivas / Digital Trends: You can no longer buy Apple products in Russia

Maggie Tillman / Pocket-lint: Apple stops all sales of its products in Russia following Ukraine invasion

Ed Hardy / Cult of Mac: Apple puts its own embargo on Russia

Mark Spoonauer / Tom’s Guide: Apple stops all product sales in Russia in response to Ukraine war

Kellen Browning / New York Times: Apple pauses sales of its products in Russia.

Todd Spangler / Variety: Apple Suspends Product Sales in Russia, Disables Traffic and Live Incidents in Maps for Ukraine

John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Apple Halts All Sales From Its Online Store in Russia


John Paczkowski / @johnpaczkowski: Apple on #Ukraine: we have disabled both traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety and precautionary measure for Ukrainian citizens…

Horace Dediu / @asymco: Apple has stopped all sales at its Russian online store.

John Paczkowski / @johnpaczkowski: “We have paused all product sales in Russia. Last week, we stopped all exports into our sales channel in the country. Apple Pay and other services have been limited. RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia.”…

Mark Gurman / @markgurman: Breaking on @theterminal: Apple stops all product sales in Russia, stops exports to Russia sales channels, is pulling RT News and Sputnik News from App Stores outside of Russia, and is disabling traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine.

Mark Scott / @markscott82: 6) resolve is hardening against Moscow, but concern that too strong action will limit access to companies’ services in Russia 7) that isn’t about making money. The swift sanctions already have taken that off the table.

Mark Scott / @markscott82: 10) this is an over simplification of lots of conversations, but these are overall themes. 11) watch this space.

Mark Scott / @markscott82: 3) they are getting different advice from different govts/regulators in terms of how to respond. 4) there’s also disunity between companies in appropriate response to the war — and a lack of playbook despite previous regional conflicts 5) no one wants to go first, on anything

Mark Scott / @markscott82: From discussions with ppl working inside tech companies over last week, a few things have become clear: 1) they were slow to react to uniqueness of war in Ukraine (no, this isn’t another Jan 6) 2) there’s disagreement on how far to go in response to Kremlin, esp on blocking

Daniel Strauss / @danielstrauss4: Time to dust off those Zunes.…

Gene Munster / @munster_gene: Bravo Tim! Apple continues to make the world a better place.

Nadine Dorries / @nadinedorries: This is good. Let’s keep up the pressure.…

Kevin Rothrock / @kevinrothrock: Apple has suspended all sales through its official online store in Russia. For any purchases, the delivery date now shows “currently unavailable.” I guess people returning from the West can always bring new iPhones with them on the pla–OH WAIT…

Edward Wong / @ewong: US sanctions on Russia have not focused on consumer goods. But Apple and some other companies are starting to halt their exports.…

Emil Protalinski / @epro: Apple takes forever to make a move, but when it does, it’s decisive.…

Evan Greer / @evan_greer: they’re still happily censoring apps on behalf of China’s government tho…

Andy Swan / @andyswan: Not making a judgement one way or another on this type of “cancelling” activity during war but… I will observe that I have yet to see an article/tweet even mention the possible ways that these kinds of things could backfire, and terribly so.…

Benedict Evans / @benedictevans: Wondering if Apple has stopped sales in Russia because it doesn’t want to sell there or because, given FX volatility and banking sanctions, it just can’t sell there.

@macrumors: Apple in a statement said that it is joining those around the world who are calling for peace. The company has also stopped all exports into its sales channel in the Russia, and has disabled traffic and live incidents in Apple Maps in Ukraine as a safety measure.…

Tristan Snell / @tristansnell: Apple has now stopped selling to Russia. Every American company should do the same.

Patrick Thornton / @pwthornton: Now Russians will be forced to use shitty Android phones, and, heaven help them, Dell laptops.…

Horace Dediu / @asymco: @ondrazao All Russian developer accounts will be suspended, also by default. There is no way to get money in or out.

@pt: Good call. I also would not want rubles at the moment.…

Mark Gurman / @markgurman: Apple Halts Product Sales in Russia Following Ukraine Invasion……

Phumzile Van Damme / @zilevandamme: We must not forget the precedents set by Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok and big tech. There are so many brutal dictatorships that could do with sanctions but escape scot-free. This is good PR but bad PR will be when you don’t do same in other parts of the world.…

Mark Gurman / @markgurman: Apple online store in Russia is showing device sales as “currently unavailable.”

Carlton Reid / @carltonreid: The new Russian joke “Don’t drop your iPhone, it’ll be the last you’ll be able to buy here” looks like it might be becoming reality.…

Alex Stamos / @alexstamos: 1) I’m glad they didn’t cut off the App Store, as secure messaging and VPNs are critical to the domestic opposition. 2) Apple has done more for the PRC than any other US tech company has done for any other authoritarian state, and I hope this reopens that decision internally.…

Alex Kantrowitz / @kantrowitz: Platform power on display…

Oscar Williams-Grut / @oscarwgrut: I get that this is big but was it not inevitable with the ban on US tech exports?…

@jamespmcleod: whoa, one of the world’s most powerful governments just imposed sanctions…

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