India ban on Chinese apps updates - Ban is welcome, but govt must take more substantive measures, says Congress' Ahmed Patel - Android

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India ban on Chinese apps updates - Ban is welcome, but govt must take more substantive measures, says Congress' Ahmed Patel - Android

India ban on Chinese apps updates: Ban is welcome, but govt must take more substantive measures, says Congress' Ahmed Patel

00:09 (IST)

Robust policy needed for cyber world, says online civil liberties activist

Responding to the ban on Chinese apps, Mishi Choudhary, technology lawyer and online civil liberties activist, said, "Section 69A of the IT Act empowers the Government to block any content in the interest of defense of the country. This move underscores that the cyber world and Internet are part of geopolitics, and not some distant matter left to techies. We must have a robust cyber-peace or war policy that addresses our national security concerns and presents a well-thought through, rights-respecting policy, in sharp contrast to an authoritarian regime like China."



23:23 (IST)

Alternatives available for CamScanner, TikTok

As pointed out in a News18 report, there are several alternatives to some of the popular Chinese apps that have been banned. For example, documents on CamScanner can be shifted to Google Drives, and alternatives such as Microsoft Office Lens or Adobe Lens can be used. Similarly, for social media apps such as TikTok, there are alternatives such as Dubsmash, and Indian apps like Roposo, Chingari and Bolo Indya.



23:07 (IST)

Indians spent 5.5 bn hours on TikTok in 2019, says report

An India Today report has quoted data analytics firm App Annie as saying that in 2019, Indians spent a massive 5.5 billion hours on TikTok, which was higher than the total number of hours in 2018.



23:01 (IST)

Education is key, not repression, says French cybersecurity expert