Xiaomi Is Working On MIUI Update Which Will Remove All Apps Blocked By The Indian Government

Xiaomi has confirmed that it is working on a new version of the MIUI software for its smartphone line-up, which will remove all the apps that have been blocked by the Government of India. Over the past few weeks, India has blocked multiple Chinese apps owned and developed by Chinese tech companies, over fears about user data privacy and security. The banned apps include popular social media app TikTok, instant messaging app WeChat, as well as AliExpress, UCBrowser and Shein, to name a few. Xiaomi India also confirms that all…

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Is Microsoft Considering Buying TikTok From ByteDance, At Least In The US?

It seems that Microsoft is considering buying the incredibly popular but under-fire social media network TikTok. Microsoft is believed to be in talks with Chinese tech company ByteDance to buy the social media app’s US operations. This comes at a time when US President Donald Trump has again expressed concerns about the national security threat that the Chinese-owned app poses and threatened to ban it in the US altogether. India banned TikTok a few weeks ago as part of a larger list of Chinese owned apps that are no longer…

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PUBG Mobile India Ban Takes a New Turn as it Updates User Privacy Policy

PUBG Mobile has updated its privacy policy for users in India. A new update was recently pushed out for its users in the country that includes a new notification confirming the same. The changes in privacy policy have been introduced to offer better transparency around how personal information is processed. The update in privacy policy comes right after the recent ban of 59 Chinese apps in India, including the likes of TikTok, CamScanner, Shareit, Shein, and more. Earlier this week we reported about an order released by the Ministry of…

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More Chinese Apps Banned in India; 47 Apps That Cloned Previously Banned Apps Axed

Image for representation. The new list of apps that the government has banned includes alternatives and lite versions of Chinese apps that were previously banned in the country. News18.com Last Updated: July 27, 2020, 12:11 PM IST After announcing a ban on 59 Chinese apps on the grounds of national security and data privacy, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is adding more apps to the list. According to an order issued on Friday, July 24, the ban will be extended to 47 Chinese apps which were…

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Are More Chinese Apps Set To Be Banned In India?

More Chinese owned apps seem to be under the scanner in India at a time when the geopolitical tensions between India and China are at an all-time high. Reports suggest that authorities are scanning as many as 275 more apps for potential user privacy violations and national security threats. This follows the ban on 59 Chinese-owned apps last month, a list that included the very popular social media app TikTok. It is believed that the latest list of apps under the scanner include the incredibly popular game PUBG Mobile, ecommerce…

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WeChat Suspends Services in India Amidst Chinese Apps Ban

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat officially suspended its services for Indian users this weekend. According to reports, several WeChat users were automatically logged out from the app, eventually reporting the issue on Twitter. WeChat sent a notification to its users saying, “Pursuant to Indian law we are unable to offer you WeChat at this time. We value each of our users, and data security and privacy are of utmost importance to us. We are engaging with relevant authorities and hope to be able to resume service in the future.” The…

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Beware! Fake links promising to run banned Chinese App TikTok being circulated to steal user data | Technology News

NEW DELHI: Ever since several popular Chinese mobile applications, including video-sharing platform TikTok was banned by the government, several fake URLs have come to fore promising users a way to run the app in the country However, all of these links are fake and aim to steal user data as well as information. It may be recalled that the Narendra Modi government recently banned at least 59 popular Chinese Apps citing that they posed a threat to the internal security and hacked user data for malicious activities. A team of…

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Ban On TikTok And Other Chinese Apps Is A Big Opportunity For Indian App Developers

The decision to ban the 59 Chinese apps by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the Indian app, or mobile application developing community an opportunity of their life time. Indigenous competitors to the likes of TikTok, which is on the banned list, could not have bargained for a better utopia. A ban on international heavy weight like TikTok, opens a growing mature market of TikTok users is no less than utopia for the Indian app developers. The TikTok celebrities and their followers are literally getting impatient in their wait for…

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More Trouble For Popular App TikTok As After India, US & Australia May Ban The Chinese App

Jul 07, 2020 03:20 PM IST iVideos iVideos Days after India banned 59 Chinese apps, the US said that it is ‘looking’ at banning Chinese social media apps too. In an interview with Fox News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US may ban a few Chinese apps. Meanwhile, in Australia, there are calls for the govt to ban TikTok and other Chinese social media apps. Source link

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Google Says Banned Chinese Apps Have Been Blocked Temporarily For Now

Google on Thursday said it has temporarily blocked access to those apps that were still available on the Play Store in India even after the government banned on 59 apps this week. “While we continue to review the interim orders from the Government of India, we have notified the affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to the apps that remained available on the Play Store in India,” a Google spokesperson said. However, the spokesperson did not disclose details of the apps that Google had blocked. According to sources, developers…

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Here’s How You Can Download Your Videos and Data

Image for representation. TikTok is going to be banned in the country indefinitely, but you can salvage some of your data including videos. News18.com Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 11:23 AM IST TikTok is one of the most popular apps that recently got banned by the Indian government. As per a release from the Ministry of Electronics and IT, a total of 59 apps under the provisions of Section 69 of the IT Act, as well as provisions of the IT rules 2008, saying, “in view of information…

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All You Need to Know

CamScanner, a highly popular app for scanning and storing documents, has been banned by the government of India as part of the 59 Chinese apps that were blacklisted for data and privacy concerns. Cashing in on this so-called “app vacuum” and riding on the prevalent anti-China sentiment, Indian startup Sorted AI has seemingly built a CamScanner alternative that aims to give users an ‘Indian’ app to scan their documents. Named ‘Kaagaz Scanner’, the app has claimed over 1 lakh downloads within one day of CamScanner being banned, and is presently…

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