Rubies are sapphires, just with higher levels of chromium which makes them appear red. Maybe that's why Apple doesn't like them.
Jesus Christ. I really suck at proof reading...
It's blaming Snowden in the sense that he way the one that let everyone know what was happening. I don't feel like that article his blaming him ethically for the billions lost. They're laying a fair amount of the blame on the companies' practices and close cooperation with the US government.
One word: Money