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India Officially Bans TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps Citing Security Threat

To the actions of China on the border, India starts cyber retaliation with officially banning 59 Chinese apps today. The Ministry of Information Technology has released a note that dictates ban on 59 Chinese apps, which includes famous names like TikTok, UC browser, We Chat, Share It, Clash of Kings etc.

India Bans TikTok and Many Chinese Apps

The Ministry has reasoned for this call as these apps are “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.” Further, they claim to have received so many complaints that these apps are stealing and transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to outside servers, which India doesn’t have control on.

Surprisingly, the list doesn’t have PUBG Mobile in it, though it’s a Chinese one. Authorities say the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre along with the Ministry of Home Affairs have received many complaints and recommendations for blocking these apps. And here’s the time. These apps, as India and many other cybersecurity experts called, can pose security risk through the Chinese government in some way. The list includes;

  • TikTok
  • Shareit
  • Kwai
  • UC Browser
  • Baidu map
  • Shein
  • Clash of Kings
  • DU battery saver
  • Helo
  • Likee
  • YouCam makeup
  • Mi Community
  • CM Browers
  • Virus Cleaner
  • APUS Browser
  • Club Factory
  • Newsdog
  • Beauty Plus
  • WeChat
  • UC News
  • QQ Mail
  • Weibo
  • Xender
  • QQ Music
  • QQ Newsfeed
  • Bigo Live
  • SelfieCity
  • Mail Master
  • Parallel Space
  • Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  • WeSync
  • ES File Explorer
  • Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  • Meitu
  • Vigo Video
  • New Video Status
  • DU Recorder
  • Vault- Hide
  • Cache Cleaner
  • DU App studio
  • DU Cleaner
  • DU Browser
  • Hago Play With New Friends
  • Cam Scanner
  • Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  • Wonder Camera
  • Photo Wonder
  • QQ Player
  • We Meet
  • Sweet Selfie
  • Baidu Translate
  • Vmate
  • QQ International
  • QQ Security Center
  • QQ Launcher
  • U Video
  • V fly Status Video
  • Mobile Legends
  • DU Privacy
Manikanta Immanni

Manikanta Immanni, an MBA graduate with core interests in Investments, Law, Writing and Speaking. Besides writing on tech stuff, he works on projects related to student issues and citizen rights.

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