India Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, Shein, Helo, Likee, WeChat, Shareit

In a prime selection, the authorities on Monday banned at least 59 Chinese apps along with TikTok. Many famous apps like Shareit, Helo, Shein, Likee, WeChat, UC Browser also figured among the listing of the banned Chinese apps. The decision, aimed toward “safeguarding” the hobbies of crores of Indian cellular and internet users, is a centered move to ensure the protection and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, the Ministry of Electronics, and Information Technology stated in the reputable notification. The ban comes inside the backdrop of current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh with Chinese troops. In the month of June, at least 20 Indian squaddies were martyred in a fierce conflict with the Chinese at Galwan Valley.

“The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s strength below 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 through Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has determined to dam 59 apps for the reason that in view of the facts available they may be engaged in activities that is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of country and public order,” the notification study.

FULL LIST OF CHINESE APPS BANNED BY GOVT:

  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 make-up
  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

In the notification, the ministry stated it acquired many proceedings from numerous assets such as numerous reports approximately misuse of a few cellular apps available on Android and iOS structures for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting customers’ statistics in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations out of doors India. “The compilation of those records, its mining and profiling via factors antagonistic to country wide security and defence of India, which in the long run impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and on the spot concern which calls for emergency measures,” the ministry informed.

It stated that the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has additionally sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps. This Ministry has additionally acquired many representations raising worries from citizens concerning the safety of records and danger to privacy referring to the operation of sure apps, it stated. “The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also acquired many representations from citizens regarding the security of records and breach of privateness impacting upon public order troubles. Likewise, there had been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged through numerous public representatives, both outside and within the Parliament of India. There has been a sturdy chorus in the public area to take strict motion towards Apps that damage India’s sovereignty as well as the privateness of our citizens,” the ministry expressed problem.

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