wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Indian Army bans personnel from using 89 apps including Facebook, Instagram, ShareChat, Truecaller, and PUBG: Reports

social media

The Indian Army has directed its personnel to delete at least 89 apps, ranging from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to Tinder, to even blogging sites like Reddit and “private blogs”, news agency ANI reported. Popular gaming apps such as PUBG are also included, and even apps developed by Indian companies, such as ShareChat, is banned. Truecaller has also been banned. The list contains broad categories such as "all Tencent gaming apps", suggesting that more than 89 apps have been banned. Interestingly, the 59 ‘Chinese’ apps that were blocked by the Indian government late last month have also been included in the Army’s communication. Army personnel will have to delete these apps by July 15, or else face action, according to the Times of India. The move has reportedly been taken out of security considerations and to plug the leakage of sensitive information. Unanswered questions: According to an image tweeted by ANI, the order is titled “Social Media Apps: Banned for Usage”, and it isn’t clear what “private blogs” refers to in this case, or how the Army defines what "private blogs" are. It is also unclear whether the website equivalent of some of these apps, such as Facebook, are banned. It is also unclear whether the Army has directed personnel to advise their family members to also not use these apps, as it had following the ban on the 59 'Chinese' apps. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1280900711480307718 In response to the development, Truecaller, in a statement to MediaNama, said that “it…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Free Reads

News

Paytm has tried to distance itself from Paytm Payments Bank due to the regulatory scrutiny.

News

This amendment widens the scope of those allowed to delete records pertaining to the direction of interception from law enforcement bodies to other authorities...

News

Pensioners can now use bank passbooks instead of mobile or Aadhaar for identity verification.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

News

RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ