MeitY bans 59 mobile apps to safeguard interest of crores of Indian

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The Ministry of Information Technology (MeitY) yesterday banned 59 mobile apps invoking the section 69A of the Information Technology Act to protect the interest of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. The decision is moved to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

The Ministry in a press release stated that the 59 apps were indulging in activities that were prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.

The Ministry stated that it had recently noted that such concerns caused a threat to sovereignty and security of the country and that it had received many complaints about misuse of mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and transmitting user data in unauthorized manner to servers located out of India.

Noting that the compilation of data was a national security threat which needed emergency measures, it stated that the MHA and ICCCC along with many citizens had raised concerns regarding the security of the data with CERT-IN also receiving many representations from citizens on security of data and breach.

The Ministry noted that on the basis of the credible inputs received against the apps which a pose a threat to the security of India, the Government of India had decided to disallow the usage of these apps.

TikTok. Shareit. UC Browser, DU Battery saver, Helo, Likee, Mi Community, Club Factory, UC News, Bigo Live, Parallel Space, Mi Video Call – Xiaomi, ES File Explorer, Viva Video, Vigo Video, DU Recorder, Cam Scanner, among others are some of the known apps in the list of banned mobile apps.

The complete list of 59 mobile apps that have been banned by the Ministry of Information Technology.

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

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3 thoughts on “MeitY bans 59 mobile apps to safeguard interest of crores of Indian”

  1. I hope this isn’t a temporary ban and it is a PERMANENT ban. Moreover they should stop access to the already installed apps and in that way it will be a clean sweep if not it won’t make much of a difference.

    • They Are Going To Ban The Usage Also As Their Servers Will Be Blocked By ISPs Like Jio,Airtel, Vodafone As How The Blocked Websites Thing Work.

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