Sunday, 2 April, 2023
TopicChinese app ban

Topic: Chinese app ban

Govt bans 54 Chinese mobile apps over ‘threat’ to country’s security

These apps include Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera, Music Player, AppLock among others. This will be second major action against Chinese apps after 59 apps were banned in June 2021.

Tech crackdown isn’t new for US, Russia, China. We need new accord between Internet and govt

The big tech companies are as powerful as any sovereign nation. If anyone can take on governments, it’s the Internet.

TikTok’s China twin Douyin bans accounts flaunting wealth, says it ‘promotes unhealthy values’

ByteDance-owned Douyin has banned six categories of content, which include promoting money-worship and showing off one's social status in an inappropriate way.

Delhi Police admits it used banned Chinese app CamScanner, apologises on Twitter

The admission and apology came after a law student, who received RTI replies from the Delhi Police, pointed out the force had used CamScanner to scan the documents.

Trump signs order banning transactions with 8 Chinese apps including Ant’s Alipay, WeChat

The order is the outgoing administration’s latest bid to use national security powers against China’s largest technology companies.

India’s decision to ban 43 apps in violation of WTO rules, says Chinese Foreign Ministry

We urge India to immediately correct its discriminatory behaviour and avoid further damage to bilateral cooperation, spokesman Zhao Lijian added.

Govt blocks 43 more Chinese apps including AliExpress, CamCard, WeDate

Access to the apps was blocked based on inputs regarding activities which threatened the to sovereignty and security of India, the govt said.

New version of PUBG mobile game to be launched in India soon

PUBG was earlier published by a Chinese company in India, and was subsequently banned in September. The new version is published by PUBG Corp., a South Korean subsidiary.

India needs laws to regulate app stores but first know how Google, Apple control the system

Google's attempt to bring its model of operation closer to Apple’s App Store and build a similar tightly controlled mobile environment has been thwarted. But for how long?

China warns of counter measures as it protests US move to ban TikTok, WeChat

The US Friday issued orders to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat from Sunday to safeguard national security, more that a month after India banned them.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.