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Ban on Chinese apps alone will not address long-term information threats


Millions of China-branded smartphones sold in the country are likely to capture far more sensitive user data than standalone apps and require greater scrutiny, as does telecom gear from Huawei and ZTE

Citing threats to its national security and sovereignty, India on June 29 ordered a ban on 59 Chinese apps including TikTok because they are “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data” to foreign locations, the Ministry of Information Technology said. The action comes amid deadly border clashes, and a variety of retaliatory actions by both countries. A similar crackdown any time in the past few years would have raised ...


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