Indian Government Officially Banned 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

More than a week ago there were reports that the Indian Intelligent Agency has red-flagged 52 Chinese apps. Now the Indian government has officially banned 59 Chinese apps including popular names like TikTok, Club Factory, Shareit, etc. 

The Ministry of Information Technology in a press release through Press Information Berau or PIB said that these apps posed threat to India “in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.” The Ministry of Information Technology has banned these invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. 

Govt said that they have taken this decision after receiving “many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding the security of data and risk to privacy relating to the operation of certain apps.” 

It also said, “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.”

The decision has come at a time when tension between India and China is rising in the border. India is a emerging supermarket for digital products. By blocking these apps India will sure hurt the Chinese ambition of digital supremacy over the world. 

Here is the list of 59 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. Beauty 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

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