The Indian government has planned to ban at least 59 Chinese apps including Tik Tok and Shareit amidst the rising tension in the Indo-Chinese border.
Although the Ministry of Information and Technology states that the Chinese apps posed a potential threat to privacy due to the data collected by the apps and stored in their servers in China, the actual reasons may be something else which is good otherwise.
The Chinese apps have been famous for their notorious activities to steal private user data and store it in China which were then used by the cybercriminals to attack bank accounts and credit cards of various users.
A list of 59 apps (Image Above) has been issued by the department which gives an insight about the apps that will come under the fire due to the new regulations by the Ministry of IT and Electronics.
The government has stated clearly that the step taken is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.
The order added, “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”
The digital strike was appreciated by most Indians but certain Tik Tok users who feared identity crisis criticized the move and called it as ‘Curbing freedom of expression.’
This move is sure to hit the Chinese economy hard as China earns in millions due to such apps through ads and selling private data and information of users.