Intelligence agencies advise a ban on Chinese appsJun 24, 2020 09:25 AM
Amidst high tensions along the LAC in Galwan Valley, the Intelligence agencies have advised a ban on the Chinese apps. The demand for a ban on the things from China and the Chinese apps is high since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease. The agencies have suggested the government for the same. They claim that the apps from China are not at all safe for use and they ask for a substantial amount of data to operate these apps.
The list of the apps that have been asked by the agency to be banned is quite long. It includes the famous app for videos TikTok, the app for video conferencing Zoom app, and some other utility apps like UC Browser, SHAREit, Xender, and Clean master. The official who revealed the parameters about these apps and the related risks pertaining to all these apps stated that the discussions about the ban continue. An advisory had also been issued by the Home Ministry in the month of April. It is about the use of the video conferencing app Zoom.
Not just India but other countries are also taking the required decisions on the use of Chinese apps. Taiwan has also taken a decision regarding the use of Chinese apps, especially Zoom. The app has also been restricted by the German Foreign Ministry. The US has also advised its Senate members to prevent the use of Chinese apps and use other modes of communication instead. Every country has taken an initiative to ban the Chinese apps.