India Bans TikTok, Mobile Legends, and Over 50 Other Chinese Apps

The Government of India said on a press release on Monday, June 29, 2020. That they are banning a total of Fifty Nine (59) mobile apps which they believe are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state, and public order.

Why the Gov’t of India Decided to Ban the Apps

According to the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India, their Ministry of Information Technology; the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs; and Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) have received complains from various sources and raising concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps.

As stated by the Press Information Bureau. The Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain apps. These apps will not be allowed to be used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices.

According to them this move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users and ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

Which Apps to be Banned in India

Among the apps the Government of India is banning are some well known names such a TikTok, Mobile Legends, and Shareit.

With regards to what happened, the Head of Tiktok in India, Nikhil Gandhi,. Recently made a post which has been published on the official Twitter account of TikTok India. Here’s what Nikhil said in the tweet:

Here’s the list of all the apps developed by Chinese firm which are to be banned by the Government of India:

  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. U Video
  55. QQ Security Center
  56. Mobile Legends
  57. QQ Launcher
  58. V fly Status Video
  59. DU Privacy

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SOURCE

Press Information Bureau Government of India

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