India bans TikTok, WeChat

TikTok is one of 59 apps being banned by India over concerns data security and privacy of Indians using them. – AFP pic, June 30, 2020.

INDIA has banned TikTok video app and dozens of other mobile apps developed by Chinese firms over security and privacy concerns.

The Electronics and Information Technology Ministry said 59 apps are being banned as there have been “raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy” of Indians using them.

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