India bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps citing security concerns

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India banned 59 apps from China including the very popular short-video program TikTok, owned by ByteDance Ltd., citing threats to its sovereignty, security and public order, as relations between the two nations worsened.

Among the blocked apps are those of prominent Chinese technology giants including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s UC Web, internet search firm Baidu Inc.'s Baidu Map and Baidu Translate, and gaming company Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s WeChat and Clash of Kings. The move comes days after escalating border tensions with China in the Himalayas left 20 Indian soldiers dead...

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