Jammu, June 30 -- Says prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity of India; also raises data mining and privacy concerns

Chandigarh, June 29

The central government banned 59 mostly-Chinese apps on Monday saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defence of India.

The press release issued by the government issued a list of apps that included social media apps Tiktok, WeChat and UC Browser.

"There have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country. The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several repor...