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TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps Banned by Indian Government

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The Government of India has banned Chinese Applications including TikTok, UC Browser and many more. This happened within a week of a report given by intelligence agencies claiming the Chinese applications are violating terms & conditions as well as privacy. Soon after the announcement, the MyGov account having 1.1 million followers was also disabled.

While making the announcement, the Press Information Bureau mentions in a press release, “decided to block 59 apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

Apart from TikTok and UC Browser, the list of 59 applications banned by Government of India includes Helo, Likee, Cam Scanner, Shareit, Club Factory, Shein, Mi Community, Newsdog, Vmate, Viva Video, Clash of Kings and other applications.

Moreover, the press release by PIB added, “The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.”

Recently the Government of India has also made it compulsory to mention the Country of Origin in the products listing in Government’s E-marketplace and E-commerce websites like Flipkart and Amazon.

List of Chinese Application in India
  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault-Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

Finally, PIB press release says, “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”

We will update you as soon as other details come from the official site. So stay tuned with Techsavvy, the latest tech news provider.

Source: Press Information Bureau 

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