India bans TikTok and other 59 Chinese Apps

India bans TikTok and other 59 Chinese Apps in the Android & iOS platform.

TikTok and the other 59 Chinese Apps has been banned by the Indian government. This includes WeChat and Baidu Apps as well. It has a direct effect on the very popular Chinese apps in India.

Why they are banned ?

As per the Press Release, “The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence 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.”

India bans TikTok and Other 59 Chinese Apps

It is really huge blow for TikTok which as about 200+ million users base in the country and would fundamentally mean more that 50% user base gone for TikTok.  The ban list also includes the Xiaomi’s Mi Community and Mi Video Call.

Complete List

UC Browser
Baidu map
Clash of Kings
DU battery saver
YouCam makeup
Mi Community
CM Browers
Virus Cleaner
APUS Browser
Club Factory
Beutry Plus
UC News
QQ Mail
QQ Music
QQ Newsfeed
Bigo Live
Mail Master
Parallel Space
Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
ES File Explorer
Viva Video – QU Video Inc
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
QQ International
QQ Security Center
QQ Launcher
U Video
V fly Status Video
Mobile Legends
DU Privacy

This appears to be one of the series of responses by the Indian Government in the wake of the killing of 20 Indian soldiers by the Chinese PLA Army.

Srikanth loves to write about technology, tech reviews, opinions.

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