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Indian Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. Here's the complete list

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that the ban on TikTik has come amid concerns on aspects relating to data security

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2020 4:25 PM GMT

Guwahati: Amid heightened tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, the Government of India has placed a ban on a host of mobile apps owned by Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. TikTok, one of the most popular apps in the country, is on that list.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said that there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians.

The Ministry said in its statement that it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the "misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India." The compilation of these data, its mining, and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern that requires emergency measures, it added.

The complete list of banned apps is as follows:

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beauty 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. Hago 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. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

The Government has contended that the ban on Chinese apps comes amid a strong sentiment in public space against "apps that harm India's sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens."

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