London: In a rare move Government of India has banned 59 Chinese apps including Tiktok. Security agencies including Indias Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has flagged these apps as prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The list of Chinese apps banned by Government

1. TikTok31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
2. Shareit32. WeSync
3. Kwai33. ES File Explorer
4. UC Browser34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
5. Baidu map35. Meitu
6. Shein36. Vigo Video
7. Clash of Kings37. New Video Status
8. DU battery saver38. DU Recorder
9. Helo39. Vault- Hide
10. Likee40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
11. YouCam makeup41. DU Cleaner
12.Mi Community42. DU Browser
13. CM Browers43. Hago Play With New Friends
14. Virus Cleaner44. Cam Scanner
15. APUS Browser45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
16. ROMWE46. Wonder Camera
17. Club Factory47. Photo Wonder
18. Newsdog48. QQ Player
19. Beutry Plus49. We Meet
20. WeChat50. Sweet Selfie
21. UC News51. Baidu Translate
22. QQ Mail52. Vmate
23. Weibo53. QQ International
24. Xender54. QQ Security Center
25. QQ Music55. QQ Launcher
26. QQ Newsfeed56. U Video
27. Bigo Live57. V fly Status Video
28. SelfieCity58. Mobile Legends
29. Mail Master59. DU Privacy
30. Parallel Space
Banned Chinese apps

Banned Chinese apps

On it’s official Twitter handle Chinese government mouthpiece The Global Times posted that “The loss of Chinese internet company ByteDance – the mother company of Tik Tok — could be as high as $6 billion after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok, following deadly border clash between Indian and Chinese troops last month.”

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.

Press release from Government of India can be read here. PIB

The section (69A) allows the government to block online content or applications. Blocking procedures can be found here… CIS

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