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India Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok Over "Privacy & Sovereignty" Violations

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

India is moving to ban up to 59 Chinese apps in the country, including massively popular TikTok, as the military standoff gives way to a tsunami of economic consequences

The government of India announced the apps are being blocked "in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order."

It also follows international reports of significant allegations that Chinese firms are compromising user privacy, such as stealth installation of spyware or malware, and tracking users without their knowledge

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology coordinated with the country's Cyber Crime Coordination Center and the Ministry of Home Affairs in declaring that the China-made apps remain a "security of data and risk to privacy".