In Russia at least they're honest that the government is spying on you. While our NSA performs legal acrobatics to convince the American public they're abiding by the law when in fact they are not, the Russians don't mince words.
When state company Rostech Corp unveiled the YotaPhone this week, company CEO Sergey Chemezov made a surprising admission. “The FSB will have access [to users’ information]. We don’t have the right to sell phones on the market in any other way – otherwise, the devices could be used by terrorists, criminals,” said Chemezov.
The FSB is the equivalent of our NSA. In Russia, however, at least they admit every phone they sell contains a backdoor. Here in America, it takes security researchers to discover what the NSA is up to, like its plan to backdoor the Google and Apple App Stores.
Like a good tech CEO, Chemezov didn't miss the opportunity of trashing the competition, claiming the iPhone has become ‘the choice of terrorists’.
So get ready - Chemezov promised that the third version of the YotaPhone is coming in February 2016, and a more affordable version of the YotaPhone to hit shelves around Christmas of 2016.