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List of 59 Chinese apps banned by India: TikTok, SHAREiT and WeChat among them

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New Delhi, Jun 29: The government on Monday banned 59 mobile apps, including China's TikTok, SHAREiT and WeChat, terming them prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and national security.

 List of 59 Chinese apps banned by India: TikTok, SHAREiT and WeChat among them

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".

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"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 which requires emergency measures," the statement said.

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs, has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.

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    "On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices," it said.

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    The statement added that this move will "safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace".

    Here's the complete list of the Chinese apps banned:

    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 Browers
    14. Virus Cleaner
    15. APUS Browser
    16. ROMWE
    17. Club Factory
    18. Newsdog
    19. Beutry 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

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