Tech & Science In its war against China, India bans 59 applications ... including TikTok
India bans Tiktok and other Chinese apps
© Shutterstock India bans Tiktok and other Chinese apps India has banned the social network Tiktok and 58 other Chinese apps. Security concerns were given as the reason. Tiktok is now banned in India. Other apps have also been withdrawn from the market. The Indian Ministry of Information Technology has received several reports that user data is being misused by some of these apps and transferred to servers outside the country, a statement said.
The Indian government bans 59 Chinese applications including TikTok against a backdrop of confrontation between the regular armies of the two countries in the Himalayas .
The Indian government lives to announce the ban of no less than 59 Chinese applications in the subcontinent, a new stage in the confrontation for the time being contained between the two countries of more than a billion inhabitants each. The decision follows military clashes between the two armies of the two countries in the Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir, a mountainous territory that India contests in the west in Pakistan and in the east with China.
TikTok: this country in which 100 million people use the application ... where it is now prohibited
The TikTok application has been downloaded more than 800 million times worldwide. A real tidal wave that may well be contained by its ban in a country where 100 million people use it. © iStock The TikTok application prohibited in India. With 800 million users worldwide, TikTok is enjoying tremendous success, especially among young people. The Chinese application launched in 2016 ranks 6th among the most popular social networks and messaging applications on the planet *, behind Facebook (2.5 bil
In their first confrontation in 45 years, Indian and Chinese troops fought on June 15 in close combat - the rules of engagement in the region prohibited their firearms - in a bloody brawl that caused at least 20 dead on the Indian side and an unknown number of dead on the Chinese side.
This escalation of violence has led the two armies to deploy troops - and artillery - on both sides of the border. A war that is now spreading on the digital side with the government’s ban on Narendra Modi of dozens of Chinese apps, including the iconic TikTok and WeChat. Reason invoked: these programs would steal and transmit data from Indian Internet users.
TikTok is a short video social network that has been booming for two years. The second is nothing less than the most widely used messaging in China. Among the other blocked Chinese services we note the whole series of QQ apps (QQ Mail, QQ Music, QQ Player, etc.), games like Clash of Kings, Weibo or Baidu Maps. As well as applications belonging to Xiaomi.
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The Chinese smartphone maker is one of the collateral victims of these tensions. Become the first seller of smartphones in India ahead of Samsung since the beginning of the year (31.2% market share), Xiaomi is forced to cover the panels of its stores with a banner "" to avoid degradations on the part of Indian nationalists. A banner that is not usurped since if the brand is Chinese, its smartphones sold on the Indian market.
But even if the resentment of Indians towards Chinese brands would increase in the event of an escalation of tensions, the local smartphone market is won over to Chinese brands:(Xiaomi, Vivo , Oppo and Realme) and represent 73% of the Indian market.
The dependence is therefore real, which undoubtedly does not fail to annoy the Indian government which sees its national brands (Intex, Micromax) being rolled over by those of its neighbor.
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