Apple faces investigation for unfair competition in Russia

Published: August 08, 2019 14:47:04 | Updated: August 10, 2019 10:03:48

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Apple is under investigation in Russia following a complaint from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and may be abusing its dominant position in smartphone apps, Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday.

Watchdog FAS said it was investigating why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s Safe Kids application had not been updated on the Apple operating system, resulting in a significant loss in functionality for the app, reports Reuters.

It said Apple had released an updated version of its own app, Screen Time, which had similar functions to the Kaspersky programme.

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