The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the data-gathering capacity of electronic devices such as smartphones brings greater risks to humanity as it might draw her closer to the arrival of the Antichrist.

Patriarch Kirill said “the church does not oppose technological progress but she is concerned that someone can know exactly where you are, what you are interested in, and what you are afraid of, such information could be used for centralized control of the world”.
“Control from one point is a foreshadowing of the coming of Antichrist, if we talk about the Christian view. Antichrist is the person who will be at the head of the world wide web that controls the entire human race,” he said this In an interview shown on the state TV.