India Bans Apps of Chinese Origin

Amidst the tensions on the LAC (Line of Actual Control) between India and China, India has made an unprecedented move of banning 59 Chinese apps on Monday, 29 July 2020.

There have been raging concerns on various aspects related to the data safety and security of 130 crore people of the country. These issues have become a concern for the safety of the Indian citizens over the last few years since India emerged as the primary market in the digital space and leading innovator in the technological advancements. Such apps also pose a threat to the sovereignty and security of the country. The Ministry of Information Technology had received reports from various sources about the misuse of some mobile apps for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting the data to servers that are located outside the country in an unauthorized manner. These apps are available on both platforms like Android and iOS. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center had also raised its concerns and shared an exhaustive list of apps and its recommendation to block these apps. Apart from the government agencies raising their concerns about the apps, The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) also received many concerns from the public citing their concerns regarding the security of data and breach of privacy.

Here is a list of the apps that have been banned:
  1. TikTok
  2. UC Browser
  3. Kwai
  4. Shareit
  5. Shein
  6. Baidu map
  7. DU Battery Saver
  8. Clash of Kings
  9. Likee
  10. Helo
  11. YouCam Makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browsers
  14. Virus Cleaners
  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. Selfie City
  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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