TikTok and other 58 chinese apps are being banned

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Since the U.s. blockade of Huawei and chinese firms began, there have been countries that have shown their concern about chinese apps, with suspicions of spying to many of them, there has even been apps to filter them. The Government of India has now announced that are prohibited a total of 59 chinese apps in the country. Including popular applications for users in Spain as TikTok, WeChat or some of the applications of Xiaomi.

According to the press release of the Ministry of Electronics and information technology of India, will prohibit those applications that pose a risk to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of the state and public order. As a result, these popular apps stop working in the country.

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The government of India has decided to ban the use of these applications, which are used in mobile phones, but also their use is prohibited in other devices, such as computers. Therefore, users in the country they are not going to be able to access these applications and services, or through the app or in your web. Although by now it is not known whether the government of the country will bind them to the app stores, such as Play Store, to remove such applications.

A total of 59 applications suffer from this ban. Some well-known, as TikTok, WeChat or many applications Xiaomi. A decision that could have serious consequences, if we take into account that Xiaomi is one of the most popular brands in India since a long time ago. The applications prohibited in the country are:

  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. My Community
  13. CM Browsers
  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. My Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Live 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. I Do 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. Or Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

The Ministry of Electronics and information technology noted that the concerns with the security, privacy and data protection it is something that has contributed to such a decision. As they say, have revido a lot of complaints about these applications, in addition to reports about the evil use that some make of the data of the users, sending the data to servers outside of India. The collection of such data and the development of profiles is considered a hostility to the national security and defense of India. This is not the first time that there is controversy in this regard with apps like TikTok.

A decision that comes at a time of tensions between India and China, with disputes on the border of both countries. By this decision it seems that it will only serve to increase such tensions.

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