On Monday, June 29, The government of India has clear-out to ban Chinese apps. In the last week, twenty Indian soldiers sacrifice their lives in the face-off in the Galway valley. After an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation in the eastern Ladakh. With the emphasis sentiment in the country of banned/boycott Chinese apps.
List of banned apps
The government announced the ban on the 59 Chinese apps. The list of apps banned by the government such as TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Shein, Clash of Kings, DU battery saver, Helo, Likee, YouCam makeup, Mi Community, CM Browsers, Virus Cleaner, APUS Browser, ROMWE, Club Factory, News dog, 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, and also DU Privacy.
In all of these apps, TikTok is especially popular. The government said these apps were affianced in engaged in activities. The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps.
“The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also derived many representations from citizens. Regarding the security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues.
It further says that the move to ban these Chinese apps move will “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users”. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.
Chinese apps popularity fall down
In the list of apps banned by the government includes TikTok, which is extremely popular. TikTok has the maximum number of users in India. This popular short-form video app has ranked 5 in top-ten free applications on Apple’s platform in India before the May 5 scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops. After one month, TikTok dropped down to number 10 on the App Store.
India has not only the country but also Taiwan and Germany to act against Chinese apps citing privacy and cybersecurity issues and banned some Chinese apps.
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