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59 Chinese Apps Banned by the Indian Government including TikTok, UC Browser

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The government of India bans 59 Chinese Apps in India including very popular Apps like Tiktok, UC browser, Share it, Helo, UC News, and more. These apps misuse the user’s data, which does not follow the privacy policy and guidelines mentioned by the Ministry of Information Technology due to which all of these 59 Apps banned from India.


Today, the Ministry of Information Technology has banned 59 Chinese Apps from India. It has issued an order to Google and Apple to remove the banned application from their respective Indian App stores.


Why 59 Chinese Apps Banned by the Indian Government?


The Ministry said it was invoking its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009.


Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of law and justice of India tweets “For safety, security, defense, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India the Government has banned 59 Chinese apps“.


The ministry has said “There have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country”.


“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, it’s mining, and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense 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,” they added.


Order to Google, Apple


“Upon receiving recent credible inputs that such Chinese apps possess a threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage … both [on] mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices,” the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) said in a statement.


According to sources, Meity has issued instructions to Google and Apple to remove the banned applications from their respective application stores. Additionally, telecom operators and Internet service providers will be asked to block access and use of these applications on their networks. Banning these 59 Chinese apps is necessary as recommended by the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs.


59 chinese apps


Sanchit Vir Gogia, the chief analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, said the ban is simple to implement. “The government just needs to send clear instructions to operators, Internet service providers (ISP), and the application stores i.e Google’s Play Store for Android and Apple’s App Store for iOS,” he said, he also adds, TikTok, Mi Video Call, and Cam Scanner were the three most critical apps among 59 Chinese apps that people use in India.


List of banned 59 Chinese Apps


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


Source: THE HINDU

59 Chinese Apps Banned by the Indian Government including TikTok, UC Browser
Mayank Gupta
Mayank Gupta is a senior reporter for Naxon Tech. He covers most of the smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry reports. In his spare time, he loves to play cricket and watching movies.
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