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Centre To Ban 54 Chinese Apps Posing Threat To National Security

This is the first lot of apps to be banned by the government this year after a total of 270 apps were banned since 2020.

Donald Trump Orders Ban On Transactions With Eight More Chinese Apps

Washington: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay and WeChat Pay to protect America’s national security, citing the steps taken by India to ban more than 200 Chinese connected software applications. Trump’s order said action is needed to “deal with the national emergency” caused by the […]

U.S. Bans Chinese Apps TikTok and WeChat Citing National Security Concerns

San Francisco: The TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, the country’s Department of Commerce said on Friday. The move “to safeguard the national security of the United States” came in response to US President Donald Trump’s executive orders signed on August 6. Among the “transactions” which are prohibited […]

China Terms India's Ban On 118 Apps 'Discriminatory Restrictions'

Beijing: Hit hard by India’s move to ban 118 apps, including PUBG, China on Thursday termed the action as ‘discriminatory restrictions’ on Chinese companies and alleged that it violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Gao Feng, the spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Commerce, said that the Chinese side expressed serious concern and firm objection to […]

Mike Pompeo Hails India For Banning 59 Chinese Apps

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday commended India for banning 59 Chinese apps including TikTok citing a serious security risk even as he launched a scathing attack on China, saying that Beijing cannot threaten countries and “bully them in the Himalayas”. Mike Pompeo said, “India has a chance to divert global […]

Indian Army Asks Personnel To Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, Instagram

New Delhi: The Indian Army has asked all its personnel and soldiers to remove 89 apps by July 15 owing to the national security risks. The list not only have Chinese apps that have already been banned by the government like TikTok but also carries US-based platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Zoom, Truecaller, Reddit and […]

Chinese Apps Ban: JioMeet Joins 'Local Ke Liye Vocal' Call

New Delhi: In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for local ke liye vocal amid the ban on 59 Chinese apps, Reliance Jio has launched a free video-conferencing application called JioMeet that takes on various other such apps which are growing in leaps and bounds as millions of people work from home in […]

PUBG Corporation To Drop Tencent Games As Its Authorized Franchise In India
Here's Why PUBG Mobile And Call Of Duty Aren't Banned In India

New Delhi: The Government of India recently banned 59 Chinese apps on concerns over the safety and security of user data and privacy of Indians. However, the biggest doubt on everyone’s mind is, why the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG or the Call of Duty Mobile battle royale game did not find any mention in the […]

Centre Asks Telcos, ISPs To Block Access To Banned Chinese Apps

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed telecom operators and internet service providers to block access to all the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government with immediate effect, sources said. DoT has asked all the service players to comply with the order and submit compliance reports. The development comes after the Centre […]

TikTok Issues First Response After Ban, Calls It 'Interim Order'

Hours after being banned by the government of India along with 58 other Chinese apps, TikTok India has issued a statement saying that it is an ‘interim order’ and the app is in the process of complying with the government’s regulation. “We have been invited to meet concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond […]

Safe Indian Alternatives To ‘Red Flagged’ Chinese Apps

New Delhi: As Intelligence agencies in India red flag over 50 China-linked mobile apps over concerns related to safety and privacy of millions of Indian users, here are some cool and secure alternatives to some of the listed Chinese apps. ShareChat is an Indian video creation app similar to short-video making app Tiktok. The app […]

Over 50 China-Linked Apps Red Flagged By Indian Intelligence

New Delhi: Intelligence agencies in India have red flagged about 52 China-linked mobile applications, including TikTok, UC browser, Xender and SHAREit, over concerns related to safety and privacy of users, according to a media report. The government needs to either block access to these apps or advise people to stop their use, according to the […]

Google Removes Mitron, 'Remove China Apps' From Playstore, Gives Clarification

New Delhi: With the scrapping of Mitron and Remove China Apps from its Play Store gaining a lot of attention in India, Google on Thursday said that it removed a video app “for a number of technical policy violations”, while adding that it also does not allow an app that “encourages or incentivizes users into […]