India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps across the country

The popular video social network TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps have been banned in India. A severe setback, as it was unable to operate in the second most populous country in the world, with almost 1,400 million inhabitants.

The Indian government has issued a statement accusing these applications of “compromise the security, defense, sovereignty and integrity of India“Military sources describe them as”spyware and malwareIn the list, in addition to TikTok, there are very popular social networks like Wechat or Weibo, browsers, antivirus, Xiaomi apps like Mi Community or Mi Video Call, and even games like Clash of Kings.

TikTok has long been a target for the United States, where it has been prohibited in government and military media, considering it an app that collects all kinds of user data. Experts who have analyzed it practically consider it spyware. Now India goes one step further and completely prohibits it. The Indian government itself, which had a TikTok account with more than a million followers, has closed it after the announcement.

The government statement indicates that The India Cyber ​​Crime Communication Center has thoroughly analyzed these 59 apps, and has concluded that “pose a serious risk to data security and privacy

The decision also has a political component. On June 15, a confrontation on the border with China in the Himalayas left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Since then there have been boycotts of Chinese products in the country, with calls for “consume national product“carried out by Indian ministers and authorities.

A few weeks ago, an app to remove all Chinese mobile apps, which Google removed from Google Play, became very popular in the country.

The split between Google and Huawei is the last step in a trade war that has escalated since Donald Trump’s presidency. In the electoral campaign, he already set the objective of limiting the business of large Chinese companies in his country. We explain the measures it has taken in recent years.

Both the United States and India reject that it is a political decision, and assure that TikTok poses a risk to data security and privacy. A doubly worrying fact considering that it is mainly used by children and adolescents worldwide. It is even more popular than YouTube in these age groups.

We will see how the matter ends, but this ban is undoubtedly a hard blow for TikTok, as it is one of the countries with the largest number of users.

This is the list of the 59 Chinese apps that India has banned:

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Hello
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. My 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. I do 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. Go away
  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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