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India Bans 59 Chinese Apps

MAROM Business | India Bans 59 Chinese Apps
According to some sources, intelligence inputs had suggested that the 59 Chinese apps, which are now banned, have been compromising user privacy, violating terms of usage, and being used as spyware or malware by China.

15th June witnessed a clash between India and China in the region of Ladakh which resulted in 20 Indian soldiers losing their lives and 70 others injured. Since then, there have been rising tensions between the two nations including a severe economic backlash.

In a recent move, the Indian Government has banned 59 Chinese apps. According to some sources, intelligence inputs had suggested that the 59 Chinese apps, which are now banned, have been compromising user privacy, violating terms of usage, and being used as spyware or malware by China.

A statement released by the government said “the apps were blocked in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology, Government of India, said that it had “received an exhaustive recommendation from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs including representations from people on “security of data and risk to privacy” regarding certain Chinese owned/operated apps.

The statement also said “Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens”.

Here is the list of the 59 apps banned:

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 makeup
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