Fear of information leaking to army, told jawans - delete apps like Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok


Posted on 9th Jul 2020 12:51 pm by rohit kumar

New Delhi. The army has banned the use of 89 apps for soldiers and officers. News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that they should delete 89 apps from their smartphones. These include apps like Facebook, Tiktok, True Caller, Instagram. Sources said that there is a possibility of information leaking from these apps.

 

An army official said that for some time, officers related to the army have been targeted by intelligence agencies of Pakistan and China. Hence this step was taken. In November last year, army soldiers were given directions not to use WhatsApp for official work. At the same time, officials looking into sensitive matters were asked to delete Facebook account.

 

Army banned these apps

 

Messaging Platforms: Facebook, Baidu, Instagram, Aloe, Snapchat, WeChat, QQ, Kick, Come That, Nimbuzz, Hello, Q Zone, Share Chat, Viber, Line, IMO, Snow, Two-Talk, Hike

 

Video Hosting: Tiktok, Likey, Samosa, Quali, Content Sharing, Share It, Gender, Japya

 

Web Browser: UC Browser, UC Browser Mini

 

Video & Live Streaming: Live Me, Bigo Live, Zoom, Fast Films, We Met, Up Live, Vigo Video

 

Utility Apps: Cam Scanner, Beauty Plus, True Caller

 

Gaming Apps: PubG, Nono Live, Clash of Kings, All Tenant Gaming Apps, Mobile Legends

 

E-Commerce: Culb Factory, Ali Express, China Brands, Gear Best, Bang Good, Minin the Box, Tiny Deal, DHH Gate, Lighten the Box, DX, Eric Desk, JOful, TBDress, Mobility, Rosegal, Sheen, Rome

 

Dating Apps: Tinder, Truly Madley, Happen, Isle, Coffee Meets Badgele, Woo, OK Cupid, Hinge, Ezar, Bumbley, Tantain, Elite Singles, Tazed, Couch Surfing

 

Anti Virus: 360 Security

 

News, online book reading apps: News Dog, Daily Hunt, CC, Vocal

 

Lifestyle App: PopExo

 

Health App: Heal of Y

 

Music Apps: Hungama, Songs.PK

 

Blogging / Micro-Blogging: Yelp, Tumblr, Reddit, Friends Feed, Private Blogs

 

On 29 June, the government banned 59 Chinese apps

On 29 June, the government banned 59 Chinese applications. This list includes apps such as Tiktok, UC Browser, Hello, and Share It. The government said that the servers of these Chinese apps exist outside India. Through them, users' data was being stolen. They also threatened the security and unity of the country.

 

The government had stated these reasons for the ban on Chinese apps

The government had said that for the last few days, concerns were being raised about the privacy and security of data of 130 crore Indians. It was said that sovereignty and unity are threatened by these apps. Some mobile apps on Android and iOS platforms are being misused.

 

These apps were stealthily and illegally stealing user data and sending it to servers outside India. It is a matter of concern for India's security and defense that the data collected in this way reach the enemies. It is a threat to the unity and sovereignty of India. This is a matter of deep concern and it is necessary to take immediate steps

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