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Apple, Google asked to remove LinkedIn from app stores in Russia

BGR India Sunday, 8 January 2017 ()
Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores. Recently, a Russian court blocked the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn service for breaching the country’s data protection rules.  According to The New York Times, Apple has confirmed that it was asked to remove its LinkedIn app in Russia about a month ago. “However, Google has not confirmed if it had removed LinkedIn in Russia but said that it adhered to Russian local laws,” the report added. Meanwhile, LinkedIn responded that the company was “disappointed” with the decision by Russian regulators to block the service. ”It
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