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Shop now. Today Today. Apr 28 April Fri Friday. Apr 29 April Sat Saturday. Apr 30 April Sun Sunday. The Ayatollah Khomeini set the age of marriage for girls at 8 years old The logic was that only by marrying a girl off before puberty could you be certain to prevent her from having sex before marriage. Of course this also meant the girl would never get any kind of education, and that she would certainly know her place as a SLAVE to her husband before she reached the age of 10 and for the rest of her life.
You think the educated and professional women of Iran who lead self determined lives during the Shah, took that declaration with a grin? They are tired of partying like its We don't have to worry about Iran, Iran will fix itself, the religious zealotry of the last 30 years has proven to be devastating to the people of Iran, and the only thing that would cause it to persist is if we stuck our big fat noses into their business and caused the general population to line up behind their mullahs.
Right now everyone in Iran under 30 wants to be an American. In 10 years, Iran could be our biggest ally in the MiddleEast, seeing as Pakistan, Egypt, and Turkey are in the midst of serious religious ugliness and antiAmerican sentiment in those countries is running high. Give the girl her iPad for the love-o-Jebus, if she orders a top of the line Cray, okay, then by all means surveil her ass. Its all political posturing and international diplomatic hoohah, and the rest of the world knows it.
If you're going to be a hard-ass about selling the girl an iPad, tell her why and explain to her to "Please have your Father come in with proof of your citizenship. Instead we get a tempest in a teapot and journalists who'll blow it up into a civil rights fiasco. Jeez I hate slow news days. That's polite compassion?
It sounds like the sort of patronizing, propagandist bullshit I'd expect from a DHS official. US trade laws explicitly prohibit selling electronic or cryptographic technology that will make its way to Iran. It also blocks Cuba, Syria and Sudan for these kinds of technology sales and until quite recently, blocked North Korea, too.
There's a reason that Dell and HP have in their scripting, if you buy it over the phone or as a clickthrough on the website, a statement that you will not knowingly trade the equipment you're buying with an embargoed country Apparently she said that she was buying it for her uncle in Iran. US Citizen or no, she was still buying a restricted piece of technology with the intent to ship it to an embargoed country. The employee heard her say she was buying it for her Uncle in Iran It wasn't just that she was speaking Farsi.
What's bullshit to me is that everyone is raising such a fuss based on ONE side of this story --the person who was supposedly aggrieved. Believe it or not, not everyone in Georgia is stupid, including employees at Apple stores. I have to point out that for all of the sound and fury going on, the employee did the right thing here. The girl does admit that their intention was for her uncle to take the iPad back to Iran with him, which is illegal.
I suspect, and think I even read somewhere, that they let the employee know that the intention was to take the iPad back to Iran. If this is the case, then the employee was entirely correct in not selling the iPad to the would-be customer, because if he reasonably thought that it was going to be taken back to Iran, that would have not only been directly against Apple's policy, but it would have been illegal.
So no, this doesn't mean that everyone who speaks Korean or Spanish or whatever--even Farsi--is going to be refused service. But if you let the salesperson know that it's going to be going back to North Korea, Cuba, or Iran, then it's not unreasonable to expect them to refuse to sell you stuff. And yes, I know that she's saying now that she didn't tell the employee that it was going back to Iran. I suppose that some folks are probably willing to believe that wholesale without knowing the whole story.
If you don't like the law, then get your congresscritters to change it. If you don't like Apple's policy which clearly states, "The exportation, reexportation, sale or supply, directly or indirectly , from the United States, or by a U.
Government" , then write to One Infinite Loops and ask them to change it. As it is, though, stop giving the poor employee just trying to do his job to the best of his ability a bunch of unwarranted grief. Shit, I don't even like Apple, but trying to equating this poor schmuck who did what he was supposed to to racists bigots is sickening me.
What the hell alternative do you propose? If not, what's the goddamn difference, and how would you propose the law actually be maintained both in letter and in spirit? There's no obligation, legal or otherwise, for Apple to publicly comment on this.
Frankly, if people were writing grossly biased news stories trying to make me out to be a bigot and a racist, I probably wouldn't either. So the end result is that we have one very vocal side telling her story and another side that's silent.
In these cases, I usually ask myself, "What makes more sense? In this particular case, it doesn't make sense to me that an Apple store employee would simply assume based on no evidence whatsoever that an American-born person of Iranian descent is going to take an iPad back to Iran. In spite of popular opinion that everyone in Georgia is a racist, this incident took place in the upper-middle class suburb of Alpharetta, on the outskirts of the more liberal and educated Atlanta.
The guy had to have some reason other than "her skin is brown and she speaks a funny language" to deny her the sale of the iPad. We have semi-large Muslim communities around here, it's not like such people are weirdly out of place. I'm sorry, but until I hear more, I'm going with the theory that makes the most sense--that the employee was told that the iPad was headed to Iran and, per company policy, refused the sale. I've heard one side of the story, it doesn't pass muster with my "does this make sense?
You don't remember the encryption export restrictions of the early through late '90s then, back when you were lucky to get bit encryption inside the US after a shitton of disclaimers and 56 bit encryption outside Gee, same as DVDs Point is the trade restrictions cover a number of 'hostile' governments and export from the US is banned this list previously included China, but not Taiwan, during the aforementioned era.
While I would've bagged him if it was just an Iranian-American teen buying it for herself, as soon as she mentioned buying it for a cousin in Iran I have to agree with what the guy did: This would in fact be against said export restrictions, and while technically you could claim 'well it was inside the US and it'll be her problem if she gets caught exporting it', he did provide due diligence, and the reporters making this out as a big deal really don't understand what they're talking about.
I really hope some feds nail her for this when she manages to purchase one and is trying to put it in the mail to send to her cousin. Apple is following the law. Other companies like HP are trying to bend it by setting up shell fronts abroad to violate the sanctions law.
Apple should be lauded for not trying to be a law unto itself. Of course, the wolves in CAIR are going to be baying for their blood. I won't pretend that this law is perfect. There are many supporters of Iran, who are not Iranian, don't speak Farsi and don't have Iranian last names. But have no loyalties to Iran, and are not likely to send or take high tech toys to Iran.
So the law, and the way it's enforced, ought to be changed. However, until it isn't, Apple should be lauded for following it. You want evidence of other electronics stores obeying the law just like Apple, otherwise hatred of Apple is justified? Raytheon got hit by this law selling radar systems through Canada. Apple is absolutely liable. It is a law. Usually the customers don't admit to the person they are buying from "I am going to break the law" Apple has an unusual employment base fanatics , that read all the policies and rules to avoid losing their dream jobs He happened to note that apple policy and enforced it when the customer informed them they were going to break the law Also, most people, if they were confronted like this, would realize admitting they wanted to break US export laws was a bad idea and wouldn't grab a camera crew to come and record them attempting to purchase an item that is going to be exported illegally She, obviously, wants attention and wants to make sure DHS and whomever handled export laws to KNOW she is trying to export illegal electronics But yeah, most people are smart enough to not put up a fight when they are told they are going to break the law when doing so..
From the article, it's happened at at least 2 stores. And it is following the law. EIther they are are getting trained, or Apple happens to have some very well informed sales clerks. I work for Apple Retail, and yes - we do get training during 'core training' about US export restrictions and that we can't knowingly sell to someone breaking the export restrictions.
The list of countries is given and discussed - but it's extremely rare that a situation involving it arises. You are way late, cowardly americans sacrificed their much vaunted freedom and liberty years ago! Jafarzadeh said he was helping a friend buy an iPhone. That friend was from Iran, living and studying in the Atlanta area on a visa.
He was just speaking full-fledged Farsi and the representative came back and denied our sale," Jafarzadeh said. It doesn't matter whether the friend was going back to Iran. Since the friend is Iranian A US citizen wouldn't be "in the Atlanta area on a visa" , giving or selling the friend export-controlled technology would be a problem.
Does an Apple employee have the right to prevent the purchase merely because someone said something? In the US it is. Selling a gun, knowing that it would be uses to kill someone, is a classic example of this. You become an accessory to the crime. I studied international business, the professor who only teaches part time, works full time for the ITC he told us some interesting stories. A local businessman who sold farm supplies called the ITC, because there was someone from Iran who wanted to buy a million dollar combine.
He called the ITC to make sure he could sell this. They told him no, then the he called again, asking if it would be ok if someone else bought it and shipped it to Iran, the ITC said he still couldn't sell it because he knows tha. Sounds like the sales person is a bit confused about the regulations. I'm surprised they didn't call over a manager especially when a film crew showed up, or maybe they did after reading the article. It looks like all involved are a bit confused about the regulations.
There was absolutely nothing preventing them from selling the Ipad to the teen since they were in America and said nothing according to them about sending it overseas. Now, it would be illegal for the teen to send the Ipad back to Iran, but that would be the responsibility of the teen and not the Apple store. It sounds like the manager and employees have carried the restrictions on shipping certain products to countries like Iran a bit too far as it isn't meant to prevent them from selling those products to people from Iran living in this country.
If the Apple store had any information that the teen intended to send the product to Iran they would indeed be held responsible under ITAR restrictions. In BATF terms it's a straw buy. And that is exactly the opposite of what the store employee claims. He claims that he understands Farsi and the woman said, in Farsi, that she would send the iPad to a relative in Iran.
And at that point selling the iPad to her would indeed be breaking the law - helping someone to export goods from the USA to the Iran carries a penalty of up to 20 years in jail. It's not racism. Either way, it's clear that the employee's stated reason is not based on race. Also unlike the summary states, she told the employee that it was a gift for her cousin, who is an Iranian citizen. It wasn't just "because she was speaking Farsi". And no, I'm no Applepologist.
But this doesn't look like it is the story that is being presented. As he was also of Iranian extraction he recognized the language and used this as a basis for refusal. I know they're ethnically and linguistically distinct from the Arabs, and also have a significant religious difference. But geographically and geo-politically, at least from an American view , you could definitely argue that they are. As Apple's devices are locked and the company isn't allowed to deal with Iranian carriers, her cousin couldn't use the device even if they sold it to her.
Our countries have bad relations,'" Sabet said. Talk about manufactured outrage. If y'all are going to be mad at someone, be mad at the US government for banning exports to Iran. What else was the sales drone supposed to do when confronted with someone identifying as a person from a country that is not allowed to have the product he's selling? Being an Iranian who jumped through all the hoops to become a US citizen, there's no way she can be unaware of the export restrictions faced by Iran and Iranians.
She knew exactly what would happen when she identified herself as being from Iran to a fellow Iranian selling a product containing technology subject to export controls. I hope she feels good about what she's done to that clerk.
I don't get it. Which part of the sensitive technology iPad contains you deny to Iranians in Apple Stores that they cannot get from communist China where the iPad is manufactured? This whole "sensitive technology" banning in common consumer market Would you be able to claim victory with all that Windows-based state-sponsored spyware Stuxnet and Flame if it were not for commercial companies Siemens breaking your funny rules and installing export-regulated Windows directly into nuclear facilities?
Big money different rules? Like most Americans I probably have some knee jerk prejudice against Iranians. No doubt some of that is from our media. Regardless, I've gotten to know a few Iranians through work over the years. The wamest, most intelligent people I have ever met. Actually it's not. In this case it's due diligence.
Apple is not allowed to export to Iran then they are obliged to not export to Iran, and are supposed to make sure whatever they sell isn't ending up in Iran. If they knowingly sell product to someone who will export or re-export it to Iran that would be illegal and could land them in a lot of trouble.
You could do the same with anyone speaking Korean or arabic. North korea and syria it would just be relatively rare that anyone is exporting to North Korea. When you buy the product you're agreeing to the licence agreement that says you won't export it to Iran. They sell it to a warehouse in Qatar where people are smart enough to not open their mouths.
You could have every single transaction an employee at any computer products seller say "Now you understand that you aren't allowed to re-sell or otherwise export this to But most of the time that would be stupid in the same way airport security long ago gave up on asking whether or not baggage is your own and just a waste of everyones time.
It's there in the fine print if you want to read it. There are so many layers of places you have to look, I don't see the value in linking them all to convey the point. Since the apple employee is claimed to be fluent in Farsi why isn't the assumption that the buyer actually said something that gave a solid ground for believing it was actually for export?
Apple could be on the hook if they sold it "knowingly" for export. That is a judgement call for the US attorney and any sensible company would prefer not to be hostage to justice department "judgement" if they can help it. Next time would be exporters to banned countries should make sure to not have conversations about it in the store. You can't assume that none of the staff or customers speak your language I used to work with an Itailian guy who spoke at least one Chinese dialect perfectly correct accent and all.
Whether or not that was at play here, I can't say, but the employee may have felt that by having knowledge of the fact that the iPad would be going to Iran, they had a responsibility not to sell it. The stupid part of all this is that the conditions in Iran would be improved by more people having Internet communications devices. But apparently this embargo stops that.
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Apparently an Apple employee heard her speaking Farsi. This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted. Full Abbreviated Hidden. More Login. Poetic Justice Score: 5 , Funny. Share twitter facebook. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 5 , Informative. Parent Share twitter facebook. He broke no law. He was an American citizen, and trade with American citizens is not banned. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 4 , Funny. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 4 , Informative. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 5 , Insightful.
The average soldier simply has far more self-discipline and self-respect than the average American. I'm going to assume you got that idea from John Wayne movies and Sgt. Rock comic books, and not my home town after the bars close. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 5 , Funny.
Re:Poetic Justice Score: 4 , Insightful. Such restrictions are utterly stupid God, you are a piece of shit. Massive respect, PopeRatzo, for cluing in those interested about this "Third Position" group. I can't believe just how offensive what they represent is. And yes, I am white. Please, fellow Slashdotters, be aware of this group.
Just look for yourself THIS issue is post-worthy Re:Poetic Justice Score: 4 , Interesting. Well then, I'll certainly make sure I keep you very, very busy! There's no such thing as bad publicity. My respect for Apple just went up. Re: Score: 3 , Informative. They don't need proof. In it's day, the Z80 could not be exported to certain counties. Re:Poetic Justice Score: 5 , Interesting.
It's irrelevant in any case because the employee did not hear her say it. And that's the only case either. Here's another: "A second Iranian American interviewed in the report also said he was barred from purchasing something at an Apple store in the Atlanta area when he was helping an Iranian student buy an iPhone. Zack Jafarzadeh said he and the friend were speaking Farsi when the sales rep denied their purchase. Here's the start of a very nice series by Radley Balko at the Huffington Post: "Law enforcement agencies send undercover agents and informants into doctors' offices to lure suspected physicians into writing bad prescriptions.
And of course, she is telling the truth Score: 5 , Insightful. You take your evidence rather randomly don't you? Unlike the CIA, apple shops seem to have no problems getting employees who speak Farsi. So, She was NOT denied the sale because of her origins, but because she said in Farsi she was going to purchase the product and violate US law and apple policy If you walk into best buy and say "I'm gonna rip these people off with this bogus return" in Farsi, and the guy behind the counter hears that, you'll bet he will deny the return!
Not so sure Score: 4 , Informative. This one is a no-brainer. Because he is the one who has to prove his case. The burden of evidence is on him. Innocent until Moreover, this is not the only incident. And as a fellow Indian, let me correct you a bit The discrimination victim in this story is a citizen of the United States.
Why should foreign laws affect how US citizens are treated within US borders? She said she was buying it to send it as a gift to someone in Iran It is against the law and apple corporate policy to do so Re:Poetic Justice Score: 4. Then the iPad comes with Hangman HD pre-installed. Apple users are gay faggots basically, didn't you get the memo?
Where have you been? TSA as role model? Score: 4 , Insightful. Re:TSA as role model? Score: 5 , Informative. Apple would be liable if they knowingly sold a iPad to someone about to break the export restrictions. Re: Score: 3. So what you're quoting is from the WSB article, however I could not find anything that said that the clerk overheard that it was for a cousin in Iran.
Just that they heard Farsi. Why not just have in the purchase agreement a clause stating that the product is not allowed to be exported to those countries. Wouldn't that disclaim responsibility in situations that are ambiguous for Apple without having to ask their ethnicity? Score: 5 , Insightful. Re: Score: 3 , Insightful. I am not convinced this is actually the law.
You can parrot that it is, but it does not seem relevant at all to the embargo laws. An American buying a product in an American store has nothing to do with an embargo as far as I can tell. If it does, please show me proof of this sort of thing happening elsewhere. It shouldn't be hard. We have two cases of Apple doing it - surely it must be easy to find some from somebody else.