The move came a day after Government of India banned 59 Chinese Apps in the country.
The government said it had "received many complaints from various sources, including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps… for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers located outside India".
Most of the apps were providing utility services like cleaning unused apps, virus protection, scanning, there are multiple alternative apps available in the Play Store which can get the same work done.
The government feels these apps are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of india, security of state and public order".
Among the apps, Tik Tok, Club Factory, Xiaomi, Cam Scanner, UC Browser are expected to be the worst-hit because of high user volume.
Users of Apple iOS 14 get a banner-like notification that alerts them when an app appears to be pasting from the clipboard. This enhanced privacy feature has identified that Chinese app TikTok has been snooping on iPhone's clipboard
The app also has favourable reviews on the Play Store with a 4.5 out 5-star rating.
Experts believe that downloads will pick up once the border tensions ease, bringing back brand advertisements on to the platform.
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Absence of strong Indian laws and sheer volume of videos mean sexually explicit content is easily available for young users.
China is India’s biggest trading partner, accounting for 18% of its imports and 9% exports.
The duo denies Made in Pakistan accusation, say they are the legal owners of the codebase and any claim to the contrary is mischievous and libellous.
The list of applications, sent by intelligence agencies, includes Zoom, TikTok, UC Browser, Xender, SHAREit and Clean-master
TikTok, SHAREit, PUBG, and several other popular apps have become staples for millions of Indian smartphone users.
Without specifically naming the app, the search giant stated Mitron may make a comeback if the developers address the issues.
Apps that promote anti-China sentiment are gaining popularity in India, with the Remove China Apps recently raking up 5 million downloads.
ByteDance was expected to file a formal application with the government and regulators, including the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade in the next few weeks.
It had earlier been reported that the Mitron App, which has clocked over 5 million downloads on Google Play Store, was developed by a student of IIT Roorkee and that it works exactly like its Chinese rival TikTok.
According to Play Store guidelines, users are not allowed to manipulate the ratings of an app, which is perhaps the main reason why Google has removed millions of negative TikTok ratings.
ByteDance has expanded TikTok's engineering and research and development operations in Mountain View, California, according to three sources. One of the people said it had hired more than 150 engineers there.
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A student of IIT Roorkee has developed the Mitron app which works exactly the same way as its Chinese rival TikTok.
Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech for the week ending May 23.