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TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser among 59 Chinese apps banned by India as border tensions simmer in Ladak

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  1. Tresbon

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    Rahul Shrivastava
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    June 29, 2020
    UPDATED: June 30, 2020 00:37 IS

    "The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues," the press release mentioned.

    It further says that the move to ban these Chinese apps move will "safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users". This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, it said.

    Earlier this month, data from the Finland-based mobile-ranking platform, AppFollow, indicated that applications like TikTok have borne the brunt of Indian anger over Ladakh tensions.

    The popular short-form video app was ranked 5 in top-ten free applications on Apple’s platform in India before the May 5 scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops.

    A month later, TikTok slipped down to number 10 on App Store.

    Among Android users, the same Chinese application dropped from number 3 to number 5 in India ranking.

    But it still remained on the list of top-ten popular apps in India.


    The move to ban these Chinese apps predates violent faceoff at LAC in Ladakh. The government had issued an advisory on April 16 in this regard in the wake of security concerns over zoom meetings.

    India is not the only country to act against Chinese apps citing privacy and cyber security issues. Taiwan has banned some Chinese apps. So has Germany including zoom.

    Earlier, the US national security advisor Robert O'Brian had said all Chinese apps function as arms of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to further its ideological and geopolitical agendas.

    The move was speeden up after June 15 clashes between Indian and Chinese troops.


    Popular among youngsters, TikTok has the maximum number of users in India, followed by China and the US.

    TikTok crossed the 2 billion mark soon after surpassing the 1.5 billion mark in the first quarter of 2020. Out of the 2 billion, India turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads.

    According to the report by Sensor Tower, TikTok’s surge in popularity was due to the coronavirus pandemic. People found TikTok to be most entertaining and engaging in quarantine.

    Here's a list of the apps that have been banned by the government:

    TikTok
    Shareit
    Kwai
    UC Browser
    Baidu map
    Shein
    Clash of Kings
    DU battery saver
    Helo
    Likee
    YouCam makeup
    Mi Community
    CM Browers
    Virus Cleaner
    APUS Browser
    ROMWE
    Club Factory
    Newsdog
    Beutry Plus
    WeChat
    UC News
    QQ Mail
    Weibo
    Xender
    QQ Music
    QQ Newsfeed
    Bigo Live
    SelfieCity
    Mail Master
    Parallel Space
    Mi Video Call Xiaomi
    WeSync
    ES File Explorer
    Viva Video QU Video Inc
    Meitu
    Vigo Video
    New Video Status
    DU Recorder
    Vault- Hide
    Cache Cleaner DU App studio
    DU Cleaner
    DU Browser
    Hago Play With New Friends
    Cam Scanner
    Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
    Wonder Camera
    Photo Wonder
    QQ Player
    We Meet
    Sweet Selfie
    Baidu Translate
    Vmate
    QQ International
    QQ Security Center
    QQ Launcher
    U Video
    V fly Status Video
    Mobile Legends
    DU Privacy

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/sto...hinese-apps-privacy-issues-1695265-2020-06-29
     
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    I'm glad and hope Tiktok will stop flooding stupid videos to my phone from there
     
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    Its means 20 indians were killed and 39 were captured by PLA :p:
     
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    It also means you cannot stop cheerleading China no matter what.
     
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    This also mean you guys bitch slapped on border now crying like girls with child act ban apps ban games ban cukture bla bla bla grow up and face them on border . We are still waiting your mighty airforce to take revange of 27feb too.

    List of chinese soldiers indians killed in laddakh :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    TikTok
    Shareit
    Kwai
    UC Browser
    Baidu map
    Shein
    Clash of Kings
    DU battery saver
    Helo
    Likee
    YouCam makeup
    Mi Community
    CM Browers
    Virus Cleaner
    APUS Browser
    ROMWE
    Club Factory
    Newsdog
    Beutry Plus
    WeChat
    UC News
    QQ Mail
    Weibo
    Xender
    QQ Music
    QQ Newsfeed
    Bigo Live
    SelfieCity
    Mail Master
    Parallel Space
    Mi Video Call Xiaomi
    WeSync
    ES File Explorer
    Viva Video QU Video Inc
    Meitu
    Vigo Video
    New Video Status
    DU Recorder
    Vault- Hide
    Cache Cleaner DU App studio
    DU Cleaner
    DU Browser
    Hago Play With New Friends
    Cam Scanner
    Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
    Wonder Camera
    Photo Wonder
    QQ Player
    We Meet
    Sweet Selfie
    Baidu Translate
    Vmate
    QQ International
    QQ Security Center
    QQ Launcher
    U Video
    V fly Status Video
    Mobile Legends
    DU Privacy
     
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    LMAO, hahaha
     
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    Imran Bhai, Chinese does understand money. If you don't know that then you don't know them very well. This could make them soften a bit at the border.

    Regarding 27th feb, What is there to take revenge for? The pilot was treated with hospitality and returned the very next day in haste. No one got killed. Modi won landslide. Took Kashmir away and world fell silent to Imrans pleas. He is still crying every day with his comparison with Nazis. Lol.
     
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    With total exports to india are 3% of total chinese exports .how you guys will effect them ?
     
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    Millions of Indian Tik Tockers just got unemployed.
     
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    Overseas Chinese are forced to know money because of racism that preclude Chinese from holding military and political positions.

    Otherwise, in traditional Chinese culture the merchant is the lowest caste: 士 (scholar/officials) 农 (peasants) 工 (laborer) 商 (merchant).

    https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/四民

    Under Mao it was 工农兵 (workers peasants and soldiers).
     
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    Indians always think that self-harm can hurt China, yes, the Chinese are injured, the Indians cut off a hand, the Chinese shed a drop of blood
     
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    india will face massive inflation in coming days due to boycotting chinese products,it is more good for china and Pakistan as this will result in more civil unrest in india due to more rise in poverty
     
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    So they did it trying to hurt China or just to comfort their own hurt feeling?
     
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