Expert called Apple Pay a threat to Russia’s national security




Russia is too dependent on Western payment systems, and the possible spread of the country’s payment service does Apple and is a direct threat to national security. In an interview with “Feed” said respected financier Grigory Marchenko.


From an interview with Grigory Marchenko

“And imagine that now will be introduced Apple Pay, Google Pay or Facebook Pay. And here’s the question: normal citizen, for ten years using the technique of Apple or a few hours a day in a conductive Facebook, – what he will use the products? Their favorite Apple and Facebook? Or products offered by the local banking system? That’s right, your favorite. And because it will not e-money, and, in fact, a surrogate. He, a surrogate will be only one function – a means of payment, and corporate. And the output will be a dependence on the means of payment, emitted by an American company with a complete database of your citizens. Is not it a threat to national security? ”

Marchena added that he had never had an account on the social networks, because the purpose of such services – collecting information to improve sales. “And the Chinese government has banned the use of right of Apple products for civil servants. It’s a real relationship: you use the service, and collect information about you, “- said the expert.

Apple Pay payment service was announced on September 9, along with new models of the iPhone and the “smart” clock Apple Watch. It aims to make the process as simple as contactless payment. To make a purchase, smart enough to bring to the terminal and confirm the payment, touch of a button Home. The same can be done with smart hours.

All information related to Apple Pay, securely encrypted, the company says. Apple can not even find the purchase price, and the seller is not passed any card number or PIN-code – just a one-time payment number and “dynamic security code.” Apple Pay score in October and so far only in the United States. At launch, the payment function will support 22,000 retailers, including supermarkets Staples and Whole Foods, as well as fast food chains Subway and “McDonald’s”.

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