The Indian government bans TikTok, Xender, and 57 other Chinese apps

The Indian government bans TikTok, Xender, and 57 other Chinese apps

The Indian government bans TikTok, Xender, and 57 other Chinese apps

AlbertflexAlbertflex in June 29, 2020

The Indian Government has just banned over 58 Chinese mobile apps in its country. These include popular apps like the social media service, TikTok, file transfer app Xender, UC Browser, Likee and among others.

According to a statement, released by the Indian government, it says:

The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.

The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.

In other words, these companies are accused of storing user data in possibly insecure locations without proper disclosure. As the Ministry notes, concerns over these apps have been raised time and time again. TikTok especially has seen itself lurch from controversy to controversy, with the most recent one being its excessive and overly intrusive clipbard access being spotted by the newly launched Apple iOS 14.

Consequently, report from the Economic Times, sources inside the Indian government hope that action by the Indian government will motivate other countries into taking stronger action against these banned apps.

It is however not certain, how the government will enforce this ban, but it's likely the 59 banned apps will not be accessible for download on the App Store and Play Store for users in India.

Tags: TikTok Xender Likee UC Browser

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109 Comments

BroeBroe in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

China is trying to create another app,I think so because the mentality here is giving a new innovation for themselves

YeminuelYeminuel in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Mhen this one mad, I swear Indians are not smiling

VivianoprahVivianoprah in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Heard that some of those apps really do those things... My country is planning on banning some of them too

ChrizChriz in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

I love TikTok app its an amazing app why should the Indian government ban TikTok

Izzy417Izzy417 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Why did the Indian government ban those apps even if there is any issues or problem on them they should have been able to correct. That should be better than banning them. What do they expect the people should be using phones for without those apps

DoctorsadvocateDoctorsadvocate in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Is it because of the pandemic? It should be so but they ve their decision to make but for me is not fair.

BamzymaBamzyma in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

It still isn't very nice for the government to ban such apps, those apps are really useful and important for so many things.

Ezekiel2000Ezekiel2000 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Those app bound are useful though, and I am surprised most about the Xender app

Temi769Temi769 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Wow, that's so bad, indians are gonna be so depressed right now. Cause every one loves those apps .

Favourgodbless30Favourgodbless30 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

But what will actually be their reason for doing this because those app helps people alot to transfer files

JayedwinJayedwin in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

At least they didn't ban PayPal 😂... But tiktok is fun and I don't really know what the youths over there would use to make fun videos again

Busu001Busu001 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

The job weldone taking or u reaching proactive measure is always a creativity.buy product at exorbitant price and the product after seen useless is never a good ideal.

MosesntemMosesntem in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

These banned apps are all fun filled apps. It's a sad thing on the part of the lovers of those apps

SpiroskySpirosky in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

No be small matter oh... India has no joy for Chinese

DollarboyDollarboy in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

This is serious,india ain't taking anything stupid this time around,and to be honest with you they did a great job because any country that can ban the above mentioned apps because it lacks authenticity,really put the affairs of their people first before any order thing.

OsteeninfluxOsteeninflux in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

I guessed they would definitely have their own reason (s) for doing so due to the present challenges for the protection of their country and citizens.

Frayo1Frayo1 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Heard that some of those apps really do those things... My country is planning on banning some of them too

Amayo1234Amayo1234 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Indian were not supposed to ban the app.. because some of them are highly uself especially the xender ..they should have retify the problem ..it will even make people believe they are more reliable and responsible

StyleStyle in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Good step from its government. I am just but baffled at these revelations;and if this be true,then they need to sue the China to court for getting into people's location via these apps. This is infringement of rights! I just hope my dear country Nigeria learns from this!

JoseJose in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Damn.... There's no need banning those apps They are useful in speculated ways. Or may b the Indian government are jus being naive here... To me Tik Tok app is super great, jus imagining how those indegiens are gonna feel right now.... Is really to bad

SparkSpark in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Wow... It might be for their own good But still some of those apps are really important & helpful.

OyanOyan in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

As the apps are banned what will be the alternative, or there will be no replacement for the apps

Bassey619Bassey619 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

The negative aspect of such action should be considered as, Banning of Chinese app especially tik-tok will render so many people unemploy in india.

DonaldDonald in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

I think this a good step to serving customers, the Nigerian government should think of doing this too.

EmmanuelblueEmmanuelblue in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

How about those that have some of these apps already? What they would have done was to try and correct the issue. Except there is a really serious reason on ground.

FolajomiFolajomi in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

What was The reason The app was banned or it's causing conflicts in the country?? It will be a dull moment for The lovers of the app in India 🤦

AwesomejaceAwesomejace in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Indias now are advancing in technology and are trying to know many do and donts in the tech world that's more reason why this happened

Sikiruus95Sikiruus95 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

This Tittok ban will affect a lot of Chinese cost it has been some interested thing I watch an far beta

TifehTifeh in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

For me these apps are very okay dont know why they have to indulge in such act..but i believe if an app is harmful then it should be banned

MailanikiMailaniki in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

I don't know their main reason for doing this but its not going to be really useful because most of this apps that were banned still has many alternatives

Great111Great111 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Hmm I can't really blame the Indian government Bcos India has the highest rape cases so maybe the citizens are misusing those apps, they seem very reserved but that's the reverse of the case.

Jadon234Jadon234 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Men! This one weak person, but good one for India government for checking on those things. It help in securing the citizens privacy and the country as well.

Ukariobene66Ukariobene66 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Does the Indian government have any misunderstanding with China? Those banned apps are very useful to the world, even to India. They should reconsider their decision

Pea22aPea22a in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

They shouldn't have ban those app, since they claimed it storing data to an unknown place what they should have done is to found a resolution to the problems with the Chinese people that invented the apps because some of those apps banned are really interesting.

Mathew748Mathew748 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

It's surprise to me when I heard the news on phonesiq for Facebook, but to me the app is wonderful and amazing features, the government should know what to do on why tiktok is banned.

JessydollarsJessydollars in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Gosh, dis is really not good, everyone really love those apps, and it helps in ter ms of file transfer

Henry694Henry694 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

How will Indians feels not having tiktok and others,their government really are aggressive to do so.

Sammy4lifeSammy4life in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

While creating sure app was their no security python to enable the protection of such app

TimodareTimodare in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Is it because of the situation around the world or is a means to generate or value their own products or services.

TuneezifundzTuneezifundz in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Indians are too reliable on tiktok... prevent them from working,too many unemployed citizens in India using tiktok and over 60% can't feed themselves... I'm happy their government took actions about this, this will serve them right..

Eedryz100Eedryz100 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Tik Tok is a really good app but it keeps interfering in my sharing business with xender can you imagine me sending an application to a friend and did out I also sent tik tok

GabbyGabby in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Mehn... I heard of this, just confirmed it now. I feel the Indians made a rash decision. Cus most if those are funfilled and quite helpful.

MonstermonieMonstermonie in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Mehn India’s no get joy imagine that In Nigeria some girls will just die

DammydeeDammydee in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Why did they ban it is it affecting them ni

Kenneth500Kenneth500 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Wow, China is trying to create another app,I think so because the mentality here is giving a new innovation for themselves

NathanreginaldNathanreginald in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Why xender,It's a basic Android app. But implimentation of the ban would be very hard

StarboyStarboy in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

it is unfair for banning the app because tik Tok is a nice app

MftsodiqMftsodiq in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Heard that some of those apps really do those things... My country is planning on banning some of them too But I really love most of Chinese app.

DabossDaboss in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Even xender?? If A government can ban an app that means soemthingbis really wrong with the app. I never liked tiktok though. But X xender surprises me

Chideracecilia75Chideracecilia75 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

The Indian may find them irrelevant over there Because most of the apps banned in Indian are mostly liked in Nigeria Well they are coming up with an improvement They are not to be blamed

Oluyemi863Oluyemi863 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Wait o, is it all the app they listed here are really used for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users like they said? Am just wondering how DU battery saver, virus cleaner and the rest like that can be used for stealing users data. Well, they know too well about why they are banning them.

Xpectheo100Xpectheo100 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

This is not funny at all.. Can't really imagine that China does all this!!!! Wish other countries embark on the same aims

Steve2049Steve2049 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Everything has it's advantages and disadvantages,the Indian government should find a way to limit the use of it instead of a ban

Chuks22Chuks22 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Banning so much apps,i think the India government has a lot to do than just declaring the ban....

Richie9034Richie9034 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Wow this means that Indians won't be engaged I'm much social media platforms because of unauthorized collection of data from the user So sad

AnimaridoAnimarido in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

The Indian youths are going to be somehow depressed but the government may be right due to usage

Green9oneGreen9one in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Those apps are like major apps everywhere not just india. So the indian government is kinda shutting their people away from what's happening outside although, i guess😞, their reason is actually tangible....

Isaacdemiladeobaremi1Isaacdemiladeobaremi1 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Wow, over 59 apps banned. This is serious, I wish our government will also take this bold step, various unauthorized caccess will greatly be reduced.

HomogeniusHomogenius in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Our government should look closely into this matter, it might just be true, at least they can save lots of users data

Mathew748Mathew748 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

This app is one of the best in transfer of files but the government should know why people are using it or misuse the app. Phones

MftsodiqMftsodiq in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Wow, that's so bad, indians are gonna be so depressed right now. Cause every one loves those apps.

MazakariyyaMazakariyya in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

The indian is on her right to do anything good and possble to protect her people's right and their privacy; So I don't see it as a fault for her that it has banned the apps.

Chukwuemeka22Chukwuemeka22 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

I laugh Indians are going to see something else without dis apps

Mnasir2Mnasir2 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Indians may definitely have a bigger plan or option in mind for banning those apps. Maybe they'll publish another app that will comprise of all these apps in it

Pappijosh1Pappijosh1 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Thier reason for banning those apps are not genuine at all I think it's for personal quarreling Whit the Chinese

IkpeohajeremiahIkpeohajeremiah in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Maybe this occurred because Of the way the Indians are misusing those apps

Omo31Omo31 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

I just like the way China produce their product and apps its always help people alot to transfer files

UnknownbossUnknownboss in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Personally, I think those apps were banned because of its permissions to its users Which may be likely to leak some users privacy Its the right thing to do, But I don't think it can be implemented cause those apps are highly used

OkechiOkechi in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

But what will actually be their reason for doing this because those app helps people alot to transfer files

Gozie0147Gozie0147 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

I don't think it's a good move cos we all know the usefulness of these apps

Infrared112Infrared112 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Those apps are really helping alot most expecially Xender which aid in easy file transfer using andriod phones i see no reason why the Induan government should ban them

LeksamLeksam in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

If all these apps are eradicated then what's the use of a smart phone if u can't enjoy apps?

Certified112Certified112 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

I love TikTok app its an amazing app why should the Indian government ban TikTok

Martintemple123Martintemple123 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

What were they thinking banning those apps. They should be ready to create theirs.

GodwynsonGodwynson in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Its a very good move because people abuse social media so much that they end up not having their own lives. I would love if that ban can extend to my country also.

JudithaJuditha in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

They normally use this tiktok for comedy videos, I wonder why they banned it

OnyedidiOnyedidi in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

What may have triggered them to do this it has really helped some many Indiana also help than to transfer files and other views

MrteaMrtea in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Some of these apps are actually very helpful like xender and shareit..... what could be the reason for this action

Harzeez90Harzeez90 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Indians are just not considerate

AbdulrahmanAbdulrahman in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

It's sound bad!! It still isn't very nice for the government to ban such apps, those apps are really useful

ItushItush in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

But this is bad, though I have not noticed such act and Nigerian Government hasn't said anything about this, I think we are at safer side here in Nigeria

Adekunbi1304Adekunbi1304 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Most of these banned apps are useful especially in the educational sector.Taking Xender for example, it is useful in the transfer of important files and PDF's among students. Indian government should just provide means to curb the acclaimed notorious act.

JoseJose in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Well.. this is so bad, cause every one of those apps has speculated purposes..... Those apps are useful to users like us

Bassey619Bassey619 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

I feel for the employee, who were actually depending on the companies been bannedll as a source of livelihood.

PerondoleePerondolee in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

This one is serious oo...... Indians are not even smiling..... Just see d amount of social media...... They shouldn't try it here in Nigeria oo

MrniceMrnice in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

I don't really like this idea... Xender, sweet selfie and vault are nice apps and I love those apps a lot.

JacobelishaJacobelisha in Jul 03, 2020 Reply

This Indian people are very serious of this things. How will u ban app that everyone enjoy because of what i don't know... Hmmm they are not considerable at all

Segman51Segman51 in Jul 03, 2020 Reply

Wow, that's so bad, indians are gonna be so depressed right now. Cause every one loves those apps .

Destinyamadin7Destinyamadin7 in Jul 03, 2020 Reply

Wow Am sure the citizens of India will find this very annoying and also get angry. I think India and China are at war

PatraPatra in Jul 03, 2020 Reply

Even likee app that helps youth reach out to others with there talent,not cool at all.

Uprff19Uprff19 in Jul 03, 2020 Reply

What the government did is wrong because people usually depend on some of these apps e.g xender and so it will be really difficult for them to adapt. Even if there were problems, they should have resolved it, or atleast held a virtual meeting to solve the problem at hand rather then running away from the problem

Braebiisaac1Braebiisaac1 in Jul 04, 2020 Reply

It is Indian's government decision to ban those apps. The government sees them has dangerous elements to their national security.

UgboakuUgboaku in Jul 04, 2020 Reply

China is trying to create another app,I think so because the mentality here is giving a new innovation for themselves

CollinscobabaCollinscobaba in Jul 05, 2020 Reply

As for me these some of these app are very useful like xender Bluetooth cannot share big files fast but xender can

Ayomiposi99Ayomiposi99 in Jul 05, 2020 Reply

This ain't fair Does this mean every app detected of storing users data should be banned? The vulnerability of users should be taken care of... Indian government should just say they don't like China's app China is growing in all aspects Indian government are just jealous

UmunambuUmunambu in Jul 05, 2020 Reply

Why not find a way to resolve the problems. I hope they have plans for their citizens who will be affected?

LagdoftechLagdoftech in Jul 05, 2020 Reply

I love their courage. They want to keep improving and bringing out new ideas and innovation

OlahemmaOlahemma in Jul 06, 2020 Reply

If truly users data are not well secured as claimed by the indian government then it's a good reason for the ban as it's a security reasons . Some of the banned apps are really cool apps though

Adebayo011Adebayo011 in Jul 06, 2020 Reply

Why did the Indian government ban those apps even if there is any issues or problem on them they should have been able to correct. That should be better than banning them. What do they expect the people should be using phones for without those apps

Uchechukwu3636Uchechukwu3636 in Jul 06, 2020 Reply

Are you for real. but those app is really helpful. like Xander makes transferring things to another easy. wow .well they must have a good reason for their actions

Cynthia17uCynthia17u in Jul 06, 2020 Reply

I know the people will be sad because all the applications that are been banned are very useful. Look at xender for example, I can't do without it. Likee oh no

Nnenye555Nnenye555 in Jul 07, 2020 Reply

I don't support this one what is Android phone, without all this app they listed here,Hope they will replace it with the ones that are better,if not Android will be like car with out fuel

Ugodo EmmanuelUgodo Emmanuel in Jul 08, 2020 Reply

Well it will be reasonable if we ban those apps here in Nigeria but u and i know our government ....i didn say pim

UmunambuUmunambu in Jul 08, 2020 Reply

They know the reason for doing this. Just hope they can provide alternative to their citizens

Oluwalonshola1Oluwalonshola1 in Jul 08, 2020 Reply

This is rediculous, Even though China as a whole are trying to create apps better than those listed above, doesn't mean they should completely eradicate those apps that has been benefiting individuals

Olatoye2Olatoye2 in Jul 08, 2020 Reply

Indian are serious of this matter.by ban app that people enjoy most especially xender most 80% android user love it because of it fastest sharing app,music and many other things.what are we android user want to use that is has fast as this app that is dan now😔

OzysoroOzysoro in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Its a good development as the power and volume buttons is been changed to the right side.

Johnjohnjohn5007Johnjohnjohn5007 in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Wetin happen nw😂, Dey they vex o😆

HomogeniusHomogenius in Jul 09, 2020 Reply

Xender is the most common application for file transfer, hope they find an alternative for their citizens

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