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App companies questioned about affiliation, data sharing

The government had banned these apps primarily because there were credible reports saying the app companies were sharing data with Chinese agencies

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Chinese firms, mobile apps blocked, India could next target university tie-ups

The MoU was signed between JNU and Peking University around 2005 during the-then Chinese premier’s visit to India

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Government bans 47 more Chinese apps

Government sources said that the government had also prepared a list of over 250 apps that would be examined for any user privacy

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India

Ministry of IT bans more apps over links with China

The applications — Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite and VFY Lite — have been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple app store, IT Ministry said

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Apps banned, if found operating, will invite penalty

The government on 29 June had banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, CamScanner, and UC Browser

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American TikTok users brace for life without the app

American society is seeing self-shot videos, showing the characters crying while dancing with hashtags like #TikTokBan viewed by millions

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Companies asked if their apps worked for CCP, other foreign powers

The government asked the app companies if they had faced an investigation in the US, EU or elsewhere for surreptitiously harvesting user data

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Pompeo: US looking at banning Chinese social media apps

I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at, Pompeo said in an interview

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Google Play Store removes all 59 Chinese apps India banned

More banned Chinese apps have now been removed from Google Play store as well as App store including SHAREit, UC Browser, among others

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United States welcomes Indian ban on Chinese apps

Upping the ante, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned China for violating human rights of people in Hong Kong and Xinjiang