New Delhi: The ban on Chinese apps will make it difficult for Indian exporters to strike contract deals with China as they use these apps for business communication, especially since the Chinese government forbids alternatives such as WhatsApp, Google and Facebook, said industry executives. Traders use WeChat, Mi Video and QQ Mail, which figure in India’s negative list, to do business with China. Translated texts, pictures and videos shared through these apps helped traders from both the countries share documents, send pictures of consignments and overcome language barriers. India’s cotton and cotton yarn exporters are worried because China absorbs a quarter of the shipments of these products from the country. Bangladesh is the biggest consumer for Indian cotton, followed by China, Vietnam and Indonesia. Some traders fear that China may increase import duties on Indian products. “The sudden ban on the mobile apps is going to impact the cotton and cotton yarn export … [Read more...] about Chinese app ban may hinder business communication
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The government had, in a similar move last month, banned 59 applications, including popular video app TikTok, in the backdrop of a India-China standoff in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. … [Read more...] about IT ministry to ban more apps over links with China
It is worth noting that it is not illegal to have any one of these banned Chinese apps on your smartphone. You do not have to delete them, but they will not receive further developer support and updates. The government will also block internet access to them in the future. … [Read more...] about India bans 59 Chinese apps: How does the ban impact pre-installed apps?
IT infrastructure is incredibly complex but easily manipulated. Even if Google Play Store were to block the download of these 59 apps in India, they could be distributed through any number of unauthorised app stores. It is also hard to block usage of already downloaded apps because they can be used via virtual private networks (VPNs). Developers can also cleverly redesign the apps to skirt regulatory firewalls, change IP addresses and route traffic through different countries. Or they could so enmesh the banned apps with others that it is impossible to take down one without causing the collapse of other critical ones. … [Read more...] about Ban on Chinese apps alone will not address long-term information threats
“The platform algorithm is not democratic. Searching for a creator or following them on TikTok does not guarantee you will see their content. As against this, on other platforms, you see content from the people you choose to follow,” they said on email. Motivational speaker Mahendra Dogney with nine million followers on Tik Tok and 1.49 million YouTube said many people would be affected by the ban. … [Read more...] about It’s about talent, not platform: TikTok influencers turn to other platforms after app ban