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Indian Army Asks Personnel To Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, Instagram

The ban on these 89 apps by the Indian Army comes days after India banned  59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News, and CamScanner.

The Indian Army has asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones including widely popular apps like Facebook, TikTok, Truecaller, and Instagram. As reported by ANI, quoting Indian Army Sources, the step was taken to plug any type of leakage of information. The personnel have not only been asked to delete news apps like Daily Hunt but also dating apps like Tinder, Couch Surfing.

The ban on these 89 apps by the Indian Army comes days after India banned  59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News, and CamScanner.

The list of apps the Indian Army personnel have been reportedly asked to delete is divided into numerous categories like messaging platforms (Kik, Viber, Hike and others), video hosting (TikTok, Likee and others), content sharing (Shareit, Xender, and others), web browsers (UC Browser and UC Browser Mini), video and live streaming (BigoLive, Zoom, and others), utility apps (CamScanner, Truecaller and others), gaming apps (PUBG, Mobile Legends, and others), e-commerce (AliExpress and others), dating apps (Tinder and others), antivirus (360 Security), news apps (Daily Hunt and others), lifestyle apps (POPXO), music apps (Hungama and others), and blogging (Reddit and others).

Facebook is certainly the most well known and used social media platform to have appeared in the list along with apps like Instagram and Zoom.

The actual concern behind banning the 59 apps by the government was to stop the collection of user data and the unauthorized sending of this data to locations outside of India. The motive behind the Indian Army’s move seems the same.

 

 

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