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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:24 AM

India bans TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps amid border standoff

Source: CBS News

BY ARSHAD R. ZARGAR
JUNE 30, 2020 / 7:30 AM / CBS NEWS

New Delhi With India and China locked in a standoff over a long-disputed border in the Himalayas, New Delhi has banned 59 Chinese apps, including the hugely popular video sharing platform TikTok, citing privacy and national security concerns. Without naming China, India said the ban on the apps was a, "targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace."

A government statement said that the apps "are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order." The government accused the apps of "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," said the statement.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-bans-tiktok-other-china-made-apps-as-border-dispute-drags-on-today-2020-06-30/

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sl8 Jun 30 OP
IronLionZion Jun 30 #1
ancianita Jun 30 #2
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ancianita Jun 30 #5
EllieBC Jun 30 #6
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:23 AM

1. The US should ban TikTok

it's nasty stuff. Way worse than other social media apps

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:27 AM

2. Definitely. It's being owned by China is reason enough.

Any massive entre into this country is a cyber network vulnerability no matter what the marketing of Tik Tok has been.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:43 AM

4. The depth and quantity of private data it collects is staggering

our military has banned it from their devices and some civilian agencies have too.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:48 AM

5. Good. However, the vulnerabilities remain through networks. TikTok's not our friend. It's a Trojan.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

6. I love social media and even I won't play with TikTok.

No thanks, China data miners.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:35 AM

3. India is smarter than we are, apparently. n/t

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