Centre bans 59 mobile apps including TikTok, UC Browser, others

New DelHI: The government on Monday banned about 59 mobile apps, most of them Chinese, including famous apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat.
The move comes as tensions between India and China intensified following a conflict in the Galwan Valley on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

In an official statement, the department of information and technology said applications were banned for a number of reasons such as security and privacy concerns.

Here are some reasons the government has put in place to enforce the ban:

There have been some dramatic problems in matters related to data security and protecting India’s privacy of 130 crore.
* Apps are banned as they place unsafe threats to India’s security and protection, which ultimately enters into its sovereignty and credibility and is a matter of serious and urgent concern that requires urgent measures.

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Citizens’ representations have been received regarding data security and privacy risk related to the operation of certain applications and those obtained by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) regarding privacy breaches affecting public affairs.
* The Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center, the department of home affairs, has also sent unspoken recommendations to stop these malicious applications.

The concerns have been flagged by various representatives of the public, both inside and outside Parliament, and there has been strong consensus that they have taken drastic measures against such programs.
* The ban will ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberpace and protect the interests of mobile and internet users.
While orders have been issued today, it may take some time for the app and gaming stores to work on them. The government order will not only apply to new downloads but will also include already used closed services. Those who have already downloaded these apps will not be able to use them as they will all be uninstalled.

Here is the full list of apps that have been 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

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