India officially bans 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok

India officially bans 59 Chinese apps

This morning, some mainstream media in India sent a message saying that the Indian Ministry of Technology and Information has announced the ban on 59 mobile phone applications in China. The 59 apps including TikTok, Douyin Express, WeChat, QQ, Weibo, Kuaishou, UC Browser, and the United States. The figure, Baidu map. And other domestic well-known mobile APP applications.

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These applications are very popular in the domestic market. And they all have a large number of active users, covering almost all areas of life.

These applications are very popular in the domestic market. And they all have a large number of active users, covering almost all areas of life.

India officially bans 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok

In fact, the Indians suppressed Chinese products some time ago, and the most typical cause is that of a domestic brand TV. Which was widely broadcast on a small video platform.

This time, when Indian officials banned 59 Chinese applications, they used the pretext of “damaging the sovereignty and integrity of India and undermining national security and public order.” And he claims that these applications from China have “data misuse on Android and iOS systems. These applications steal user data in an unauthorized manner and secretly transfer them to a server outside of India.”

Regarding the current situation, India’s domestic impulse to suppress Chinese goods is growing, but why do you want to increase crime?

TikTok Social Network Suspected of Spying on Users

One of the Reddit users, who is a software engineer, said that the popular TikTok application among young people collects a large amount of data about users who do not need a social network to function. According to the researcher, TikTok is essentially a “data collection service”. This is unacceptable, given that a large number of minors use this application.

The programmer nicknamed Bangorlol posted a post on the Reddit forum where he shared his research on the TikTok application. According to Bangorlol, this service is very popular among young people and it secretly collects a large amount of personal data.

TikTok belongs to the Chinese company ByteDance. The service is on the list of the fastest-growing applications on the market. TikTok’s revenue last year reached $3 billion. And the platform has 800 million active users.  Tik Tok is the sixth most popular social network in the world.

At the same time, 69% of the audience is 13 to 24 years old.

Bangorlol conducted research on the application, claiming to have an almost complete understanding of how it works. It turns out that the service collects data about the device’s hardware parameters. Such as the type of processor and phone number, data about other installed applications, information about the network (including IP addresses), and sometimes it can repair all smartphones. The geographic location of the person. However, these data are not necessary for the successful operation of TikTok.

“TikTok is a service for collecting information disguised as a social network. If there is a software interface that can help collect data about you, your contacts, or your device … he [TikTok] will take advantage of this, ”says Bangorlol.

According to the researcher, TikTok is essentially a virus that attacks minors.

He noted that a detailed analysis of other popular applications. For example, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, did not lead to the same results. The scale of data collection by TikTok does not go to any comparison with other services.

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