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TikToK, Mi Community among 59 Chinese apps banned in India

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India just announced the ban on 59 Chinese apps that includes TikTok and Mi Community due to national security concerns.
TikToK, Mi Community among 59 Chinese apps banned in India
India bans TikTok and more

Popular apps included in India's ban

Along with TikTok, several popular apps are also included in the ban list. This list include XIaomi's Mi Video Call, Parallel Space, Xender, Shareit, Cam Scanner, China's Twitter alternative Weibo, and the game Clash of Kings.

The government of India said that the ban will not allow usage of these apps in both mobile and non-mobile internet-capable devices. However, the ruling does not state if the government will enforce the delisting of said apps on mobile app stores.

India's Ministry of Electronics and IT notes that concerns about data security and privacy of Indians are the main factor in its decision. This decision comes after several complaints and reports about the misuse of app permissions in both Android and iOS that secretly steals and transmits users' data to servers outside China.

As a refresher, the tension between China and India has been very high due to border disputes. Consumers voluntarily started to boycott Chinese apps and products already which lead to a major phone brand canceling its live product launch.

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