Thursday, 1 December, 2022
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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Image for representation | indianarmyveterans.gov.in

Change in Rajasthan military veteran quota will open caste cauldron. Consequences won’t be good

Instead of veterans being taken as a united whole, they are likely to be divided into caste categories if the Rajasthan government accepts the demands of OBC groups.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.