Army personnel asked to delete 89 apps including Facebook from their smartphones

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Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, July 9, 2020: Recently the Government of India banned 59 apps with Chinese origin due to the threat of security breach amidst the Indo-China standoff. Now, a new ban on 89 apps is issued by the Indian army.

 

The Army has asked the soldiers to uninstall these 89 apps from their smartphones. The newly issued ban is not only limited to Chinese apps, but it also includes other apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tinder. The ban on these apps was issued to the risk of leakage of data and the threat of cybersecurity to the nation.   

 

List of apps Army personnel were asked to delete-

Messaging Platforms

1. We Chat

2. QQ

3. Kik

4. ooVoo

5. Nimbuzz

6. Helo

7. Qzone

8. Share Chat

9. Viber

10. Line

11. IMO

12. Snow

13. To Tok

14. Hike

Video Hosting

15. TikTok

16. Likee

17. Samosa

18. Kwali

Contents Sharing

19. ShareIt

20. Xender

21. Zapya

Web Browsers

22. UC Browser

23. UC Browser Mini

Video and Live Streaming

24. LiveMe

25. BigoLive

26. Zoom

27. Fast Films

28. Vmate

29. Uplive

30. Vigo Video

Utility Apps

31. CamScanner

32. Beauty Plus

33. True Caller

Gaming Apps

34. PUBG

35. NONO Live

36. Clash of Kings

37. All Tencent gaming Apps

38. Mobile Legends

E-Commerce

39. Club Factory

40. AliExpress

41. Chinabrands

42. Gearbest

43. Banggood

44. MinilnThebox

45. TinyDeal

46. Dhhgate

47. LightinTheBox

48. DX

49. EricDress

50. Zaful

51. Tbdress

52. Modility

53. Rosegal

54. Shein

55. Romwe

Dating Apps

56. Tinder

57. TrulyMadly

58. Happn

59. Aisle

60. Coffee Meets Bagel

61. Woo

62. OkCupid

63. Hinge

64. Badoo

65. Azar

66. Bumble

67. Tantan

68. Elite Singles

69. Tagged

70. Couch Surfing

Antivirus

71. 360 Security

Networking

72. Facebook

73. Baidu

74. Instagram

75. Ello

76. Snapchat

News Apps

77. News Dog

78. Daily hunt

Online Book Reading Apps

79. Pratilipi

Health Apps

80. Heal of Y

Lifestyle Apps

81. POPXO

Knowledge Apps

82. Vokal

Music Apps

83. Hungama

84. Songs.pk

Blogging/Micro Blogging

85. Yelp

86. Tumblr

87. Reddit

88. FriendsFeed

89. Private Blogs

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