Teresa Hanafin wrote this morning in Fast Foreard for the Boston Hlobe.


“Just spotted this disturbing story: Another major US company caved to the demands of an autocrat in the name of profit. Apple changed its map and weather apps for users in Russia, redrawing the borders of Crimea to show it as part of Russia instead of Ukraine, capitulating to Russian President Vladimir Putin. As you know, Russia annexed Crimea five years ago after a popular uprising in Ukraine deposed the pro-Russian president. It’s not the first time: Both Apple and Google have caved to China’s demands related to lending legitimacy to Hong Kong’s and Taiwan’s efforts at independence.”