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Breaking: Government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok

On June 29, the Ministry of Information Technology banned 59 mobile applications and said they are involved in activities that are “detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, state security and law and order.”

The list of applications included TikTok, Weibo and others.

The IT Ministry said it has received many complaints from various sources, including various reports about the misuse of some mobile applications available on Android and iOS platforms to steal and surreptitiously transmit user data to servers that have locations. outside of India.

“The collection of this data, its extraction and profiling by elements hostile to national security and the defense of India, which ultimately affects the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of deep and immediate concern that requires emergency measures, “the ministry said. He also said in a statement.

The Confederation of All Merchants of India (CAIT) welcomed the move and said: “This unprecedented big step will go a long way towards strengthening CAIT’s ‘Boycott China’ campaign.”

Among the applications Tik Tok, Club Factory, Xiaomi, Cam Scanner, UC Browser are expected to be the most affected due to the high volume of users.

Sreedhar Prasad, an independent e-commerce analyst, told Moneycontrol: “Most of these applications are widely adopted and used across India. This is a massive move considering the globalized nature of today’s digital world.”

“However, we must bear in mind that China was ahead of each country in establishing its internal basic rules by banning many international social media applications, limiting its digital ecosystem. India may have the largest user base outside of China to many of these apps and if some of the other countries do the same this could lead to a very strong rejection movement across the globe this is a great opportunity for local alternatives across the globe to capture these customers already that the usage habit has been created by these Chinese apps: TikTok and ShareIt are classic examples, “added Prasad.

Here is a list of apps that the Center has banned:

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 Spac
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

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