Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicChinese app ban

Topic: Chinese app ban

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.

TikTok challenges Trump ban on app in court, sues US govt

In its complaint, TikTok says Trump exceeded his authority when he moved to ban the app and did so for political reasons. It also said the move violates the company's free speech rights.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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