India Bans TikTok, Other Chinese Apps Over Security Concerns

India has banned TikTok and other Chinese mobile apps on the grounds of national security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government blacklisted 59 China-based apps, calling them “malicious” tools that “harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

The banned Chinese apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the Indian government said in a statement. India’s Ministry of Information Technology accused these apps of “stealing” and “surreptitiously transmitting” user data.

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