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Donald Trump signs order banning TikTok, WeChat

Following the footsteps of India that was quick to ban 106 Chinese apps over security concerns, US President Donald Trump has banned two major Chinese apps–TikTok and WeChat. Donald Trump has already signed two separate executive orders on Thursday banning the apps. Trump has termed the apps as a threat to national security and the...

Prime Minister Modi’s account on Weibo goes blank

After the government banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also quit Chinese microblogging website Weibo. The account of Modi went blank on Wednesday. Modi had joined the Twitter-like account in 2015. Modi had 115 posts on Weibo of which 113 posts were manually deleted. Media reports quoted officials as saying...

China “strongly concerned” after India bans 59 apps with Chinese links

China is strongly concerned regarding the decision of the Indian government to ban 59 apps with Chinese links, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. “China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was quoted as saying by a news agency. “We want to stress that the Chinese government always...

Indian intel agencies want 52 Chinese apps blocked

Indian intelligence agencies want the government to block or stop the usage of 52 mobile applications linked to China over concerns about their safety. The agencies, Hindustan Times reported, also believe these apps were extracting a large amount of data outside India. The list of applications that have been flagged down by security establishment include...