India bans TikTok, WeChat and Xiaomi apps amidst rising tensions with China

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edited June 2020 in Computing Cell Phones

The Indian Government has announced that it has banned 59 mobile applications, including TikTok, WeChat, and Mi Community. The reason is, as stated in a press release, the Ministry of Information Technology "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".

There were multiple reports from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, the Ministry of...

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