Wednesday, 29 March, 2023
TopicChinese apps

Topic: chinese apps

How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, say police.

Ladakh standoff cost China more. Look at its ‘chocolate soldiers’, big tech failure

Despite a host of ‘peace agreements’ over the last 3 decades, China’s costs have been mostly intangible but intensely damaging and acute.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea against sale of Shein’s products on Amazon

Shein, among 59 other Chinese apps, was banned by government last year in June. However, Amazon has announced a sale of online retail brand's products during its 'prime day' sale.

With his $60 bn fortune, TikTok founder Zhang Yiming is now among world’s richest

Shares of ByteDance trade at a valuation of over $250 bn. But it’s a tough time to be wealthy in China, which seeks to rein in powerful corporations & their billionaire founders.

These 3 Chinese apps are doing better than Indian platforms trying to replace TikTok

Snack Video by Kuaishou Technology, Zili by Xiaomi, and ByteDance's Resso have seen a surge in downloads over the past few months since the govt banned over 200 Chinese apps.

India bans PUBG & 117 other Chinese apps, terms them prejudicial to sovereignty

The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, according to an official statement.

After Huawei & TikTok, Pompeo wants US firms to cut ties with more Chinese companies, apps

Pompeo contends that apps such as TikTok are harvesting US citizens’ data, putting it at risk of being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party.

Get tougher on Chinese firms, Policybazaar & MobiKwik urge Modi govt

The stance of Policybazaar & MobiKwik reflects a shift in sentiment against China after Ladakh and a wave of techno-nationalism as Covid pummels economies.

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.

Now, Japanese ruling party evaluates security risks linked to Chinese apps

Apart from social media applications like TikTok, the govt would also look at restrictions on Chinese-developed banking systems that use artificial intelligence.

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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...


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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.