Amid deepening tensions with China in the wake of clashes on their disputed Himalayan border, India on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, wielding a form of punishment foreign tech firms operating in China have long been accustomed to.
India’s Ministry of Information Technology said it banned the apps for being engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” The ministry said it had received numerous complaints alleging some of the apps were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner” to servers outside India.
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