Ground Report | New Delhi: Chinese apps banned India; The central government has issued new orders banning more than 54 Chinese apps as a threat to the privacy and security of Indians, NDTV reported.
The apps affected at that time include AliSuppliers and Alibaba Workbench, CamCard — Business Card Reader, Chinese Social, WeDate, TrulyChinese, Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera,Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock and Dual Space Lite.
The decision to ban these mobile apps has been taken on the basis of the report received by the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Since June 2020, the government has banned a total of 224 Chinese apps starting from around 59 apps. The government has been told that action has been taken after receiving information about these apps being involved in activities against the sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and law and order of India.
The 43 mobile apps that the central government has banned this time include many popular apps including snack videos. Snack Video is also a Chinese app. Most of the 43 banned apps are dating apps.
Earlier, the government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps. After this, 118 more apps were banned on 2 September. This action of this government is also called a digital surgical strike amid tension on the border with China.
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