Govt bans 59 apps including China-based TikTok, WeChat

The government on June 29 banned 59 mobile apps, including China-based TikTok, SHAREiT and WeChat, terming them prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and national security. Data | Is an economic boycott of China feasible for India? In an official statement, the IT Ministry said it has received many complaints from various sources, including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

Link: Govt bans 59 apps including China-based TikTok, WeChat
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