Indian government Banned Tik Tok, UC Browser & other Chinese apps

Indian government Banned Tik Tok, UC Browser & other Chinese apps

Entertainment Short Video Maker Chinese App Tik Tok, popular browser UC Browser and Files sharing app SHAREit, and other total 59 Chinese Apps banned in India.

The government of India has decided to ban 59 apps of Chinese origin as border tensions simmer in Ladakh after a violent, fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. All over India banned 59 Apps in that App Tik Tok also listed.

The government announced the ban on the 59 Chinese apps on Monday night. The government declared these apps were engaged in activities that were prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, and defense of India.

A government press release announcing the ban stated: “The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the applicable provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and given the emergent nature of threats has determined to block 59 apps since given the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to autonomy and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.

The press release further said that the Ministry of Information Technology has received “many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding the security of data and risk to privacy describing to the operation of certain apps.”

“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also got many representations from citizens regarding the security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues,” the press release mentioned.

It further states that the action to ban these Chinese apps progress will “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.” This judgment is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, it said.

Earlier this month June, data from the Finland-based mobile-ranking platform, AppFollow, intimated that applications like TikTok had borne the brunt of Indian anger over Ladakh tensions.

The popular short-form video app was ranked 5 in top-ten free applications on Apple’s platform in India before the May 5 scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops.

A month later, TikTok slipped down to number 10 on the App Store. Among Android users, the same Chinese application fell from number 3 to number 5 in India ranking. But it still settled on the list of top-ten popular apps in India.

The move to ban these Chinese apps predates violent faceoff at LAC in Ladakh. The government had announced an advisory on April 16 in this interest in the wake of security concerns over zoom meetings.

India is not the only country to act against Chinese apps citing privacy and cybersecurity issues. Taiwan has banned some Chinese apps. So has Germany, including a zoom Video Calling App.

TikTok crossed the 2 billion mark soon after surpassing the 1.5 billion mark in the first part of 2020. Out of the 2 billion, India turned out to be the essential driver with over 611 million downloads.

India Banned this 59 Chinese Apps

  • Tik Tok
  • 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
  • We sync
  • 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

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