Tiktok along with 58 other apps banned in India

By : |June 29, 2020 0

India has been facing tensions on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. In this wake, India has done a digital strike on China. The government has decided to ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok. These are the apps who have the potential to spread malware or spyware.

To ban these apps, the Government used Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The article states that the CG has the power to impose reasonable restrictions on this right and intercept, decrypt or monitor Internet traffic or electronic data whenever there is a threat to national security, national integrity, the security of the state, and friendly relations with other countries, or in the interest of public order and decency, or to prevent incitement to the commission of an offence.

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps including the lip-syncing app Tiktok.

Are they dangerous?

Well, for one instance, Apple had caught TikTok paying on millions of users. Forbes first reported the news. There, the author did personal research on both the problem and responses. Security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk caught a malfunction in China’s TikTok. At the time, TikTok owner Bytedance told the author that the problem was related to the use of an outdated Google advertising SDK that was being replaced.

The also submitted an updated version to Apple, but they were spying. Many Reddit users that are tech enthusiast have also added to the fire to stop using Chinese apps. But a large part of these companies’ user base is from India, especially TikTok. While it will be a relief from nonsensical videos, this will anger a lot of regular users.

Here is the list of all the banned app:

1. Tik Tok

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 Browser

14. Virus Cleaner

15. APUS Browser

16. ROMWE

17. Club Factory

18. NewsDog

19. Beauty 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

The ban on these apps supports the Indian sentiment against China after the tension on LAC. Tensions on the Indo-China border have spiked after 20 troops, including an Indian commanding officer, were killed in the face-off in Galwan valley.

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