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Govt Bans Tiktok, Shareit, UC Browser, Helo And 55 Other Mobile Aps

Sunil Fernandes

The Government of India today banned 59 mobile aps including Tiktok, Shareit, UC Browser and Helo.

The list includes the popular Tik Tok and the following 58:
1. Shareit
2. Kwai
3. UC Browser
4. Baidu map
5. Shein
6. Clash of Kings
7. DU battery saver
8. Helo
9. Likee
10. YouCam makeup
11. Mi Community
12. CM Browers
13. Virus Cleaner
14. APUS Browser
16. Club Factory
17. Newsdog
18. Beutry Plus
19. WeChat
20. UC News
21. QQ Mail
22. Weibo
23. Xender
24. QQ Music
25. QQ Newsfeed
26. Bigo Live
27. SelfieCity
28. Mail Master
29. Parallel Space
30. Video Call - Xiaomi
31. WeSync
32. ES File Explorer
33. Viva Video - QU Video Inc
34. Meitu
35. Vigo Video
36. New Video Status
37. DU Recorder
38. Vault- Hide
39. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
40. DU Cleaner
41. DU Browser
42. Hago Play With New Friends
43. Cam Scanner
44. Clean Master - Cheetah Mobile
45. Wonder Camera
46. Photo Wonder
47. QQ Player
48. We Meet
49. Sweet Selfie
50. Baidu Translate
51. Vmate
52. QQ International
53. QQ Security Center
54. QQ Launcher
55. U Video
56. V fly Status Video
57. Mobile Legends
58. DU Privacy

The Ministry of Information Technology, today said it is invoking it's power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps ( see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

"Over the last few years, India has emerged as a leading innovator when it comes totechnological advancements and a primary market in the digital space.

At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country," the government said in a release

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