PhotoWatch, a Russian security company founded by Kaspersky Lab's co-founder, is preparing a smartphone that will prevent Google and other applications from collecting user information.
The phone, called Taiga, is designed by InfoWatch in Moscow and is named after the Siberian forest. It installs firmware based on the Android operating system, allowing applications to run on the device, but not allowing them to collect information. This phone is mainly for business users to build. It has a built-in specialized software that allows administrators to control which applications can run on this phone and what content the user can access or share with, for example, Enterprise IT & mdash; & mdash;
"Most smartphone applications collect user information and send it to an external server. "Natalya Kaspersky, head of InfoWatch, says that when people use their mobile phones at work, their corporate e-mail, documents, and work-related photos may be leaked To a third party. & rdquo;
InfoWatch has launched this smartphone because many Russian consumers are worried that their data is collected and used by US companies such as Google and Facebook. The first 50,000 Taiga smartphones will be produced in China and will be available to Russian employees. Potential markets include Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.
Kaspersky co-founded the anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab, and has been responsible for its daily operations, until later she and partner Eugene Kaspersky (Eugene Kaspersky) divorce.
US President Donald Trump recently limited US government agencies to use Kaspersky Lab's products because the company is said to have a relationship with the Russian government. At present, Kaspersky operates its own company.
In view of the tension between the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been hoping to reduce Russia's dependence on Western companies such as Microsoft and IBM. Russia also provided political asylum for American whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden broke the news that the US National Security Council can visit the rest of the world's Google data center.