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India bans 59 Chinese apps over security concerns

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 29, 2020
Indian officials barred 59 mobile apps saying they were engaged in activities which were prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, security of state and public order.
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The apps include video-sharing platform TikTok, social media app WeChat, and UC Browser developed by a company owned by Alibaba. Indian authorities also banned video games such as Clash of Kings and Mobile Legends.

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The ban applies to both "mobile and non-mobile internet enabled devices." Weibo, China's micro-blogging service equivalent to Twitter, has also been blacklisted in India.

Indian officials barred 59 mobile apps, most of them run by Chinese companies, on Monday, saying they were engaged in "activities" which were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, security of state and public order."

The apps include video-sharing platform TIkTok, social media app WeChat, and UC Browser developed by a company owned by China's e-commerce giant Alibaba. Indian authorities also banned video games such as Clash of Kings and Mobile Legends. The ban applies to both "mobile and non-mobile internet enabled devices." Weibo, China's micro-blogging service equivalent to Twitter, has also been blacklisted in India.


 

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