( BRAND-NEW DELHI)– India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities threaten the country’s sovereignty, defense and security.
India’s decision comes as its soldiers are associated with a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Mountain ranges that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash.
The banned apps include TikTok, UC Internet Browser WeChat and Bigo Live, in addition to e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are utilized in mobile and non-mobile devices linked to the Web, according to a government declaration.
” The Ministry of Info Innovation has actually received lots of complaints from different sources including numerous reports about abuse of some mobile apps offered on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ information in an unauthorized way to servers which have locations outside India,” the declaration stated.
It said there have been installing issues about data security and securing the personal privacy of 1.3 billion Indians. The government said such issues likewise posture a danger to sovereignty and security of the country.
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The collection of these information, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to nationwide security and the defense of India was “a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency steps,” the statement continued.
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