The Army Has Asked Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, Tiktok

The Indian Army wants its personnel to delete 89 apps, ranging from Tiktok, Facebook, Truecaller,¬†and Instagram, to games like PUBG Mobile, and datings apps like Tinder, as well as news apps like Daily Hunt and all ‘private blogs’, according to reports. According to the reports, the army wants personnel to delete these apps to plug […]

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Tech Giants Suspend Review Of Requests For Hong Kong Users’ Data

Facebook said in a statement it was pausing reviews for all of its services Facebook, Google¬†and Twitter have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, said in […]

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Pompeo Says US “Looking At” Banning Chinese Social Media Apps: Report

Mike Pompeo’s remarks come amid increasing US-China tensions over the handling of coronavirus outbreak Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re […]

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TikTok Says It Will Exit Hong Kong Market Within Days

New York: TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman told Reuters late on Monday, as other technology companies including Facebook Inc have suspended processing government requests for user data in the region. The short form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China’s […]

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Government Reviewing Around 50 Investment Proposals From Chinese Firms: Report

About 40-50 applications involving funding from a Chinese investor are under consideration The government is reviewing around 50 investment proposals involving Chinese companies under a new screening policy, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Under new rules announced by India in April, all investments by entities based in neighbouring countries need to be […]

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PM Modi Launches ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched ”Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge” to facilitate the techies and start-up community to create world-class Made in India Apps. The challenge is an endeavour of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Atal Innovation Mission. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said that there is immense enthusiasm among the […]

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TikTok Expects Over $6 Billion Loss After India’s Ban On App: Report

Besides Tiktok, India banned 58 other apps with Chinese links. (File) Beijing: Chinese tech giant unicorn ByteDance Ltd is anticipating a loss of over $6 billion after three of its apps, including the hugely popular video app TikTok, were banned by India this week, a media report said. Besides Tiktok, India banned 58 other apps […]

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Blocking Chinese Apps Was “Digital Strike”: Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Chinese apps ban: Ravi Shankar Prasad said Chinese apps have been banned to protect data New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said India’s surprise move to ban 59 Chinese apps days after a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh was a “digital strike”. “We banned Chinese apps to protect […]

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Moj Wants to Become the Indian TikTok With Its Rising Popularity

Moj, an app by Indian regional social media platform ShareChat, has been silently launched to fill in the void left by TikTok. Moj is available on the Google Play store for free and offers similar functionality to TikTok in terms of short videos, special effects, stickers, and emoticons. It allows video downloads and has support […]

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