Neither Apple nor SAP have responded yet

Russia has made a bold request for both Apple and SAP's source code to make sure that neither company's software contains any sort of spy tools
According to Reuters, the proposal was brought up last week when Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov met Peter Engrob Nielsen -- Apple's general manager in Russia -- and SAP's Russian managing director, Vyacheslav Orekhov.
Russia is asking for source code in order to ensure rights and privacy protections for consumers and corporate users. 

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While other world governments like Germany, China, Brazil and India are revising technology practices to prevent snooping -- mainly due to the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) spy programs that were revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year -- none have asked major tech companies for their source code. 
But Russia argues that Microsoft has had no problem sharing its source code for the Windows operating system and other products since 2003. Microsoft has shared its source code with Atlas, which is a technology institution that reports to the communications ministry.
Neither Apple nor SAP have responded to the requests yet, and it's unclear as to whether either will give in. 

Source: Reuters

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