The government objected to WhatsApp's “all-or-nothing approach,” which forces users to accept the new terms.
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India has shot off a letter to WhatsApp' global head Will Cathcart expressing strong concerns about the messaging app's new privacy policy.
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After user backlash, governments are also joining in criticizing WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy change. Today, the Indian government asked the app to withdraw its new policy. In a letter addressed to the WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said to “respect the informational privacy and data security of Indian users and asked it to withdraw this proposed policy.” The ministry has also sent a detailed questionnaire to WhatsApp regarding user data and privacy. This comes a day after WhatsApp’s legal representatives appeared in the Delhi High Court to defend a petition that claimed the new privacy policy allowed snooping… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: WhatsApp
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PUBG Mobile is one of the famous game in the world and most popular game. PUBG or Player Unknown Battleground is not launch in India until March 2021 because the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology provide two RTI applications filed by media. This new version of PUBG have named PUBG Mobile India . In India many pro players who streaming PUBG get disappointed after hearing PUBG Mobile release date in Delay. There are about 33 million active PUBG Mobile players in India, with 50 million downloads in India.The user interface will be look different from Global version. The clothing of characters in PUBg Mobile India will also looking different from Global Version.
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 big statement has been made on the launch of PUBG Mobile in India by the PM Modi government.On behalf of Modi Government’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), it has been stated that the Central Government has not allowed the launch of PUBG Mobile India within the nation.Users waiting for such a PUBG Mobile India game could get a shock.Please inform that PUBG Company had introduced the launch of PUBG Mobile for a special India.However the government’s stance has become clear that for PUBG Mobile India, the user may have to wait a long time.Cleanliness given by the governmentIn response to the RTI filed by MediaNama Read More
Smacks down Information Commission by pointing to policy and data revealing the app has probably helped quite a lot India’s Central Information Commission has warned the nation’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that it could face penalties under the Right to Information Act after it was found to have been “evasive” in its response to a request for information about the Aarogya Setu contact-tracing app.…
Government’s Make in India mission is set to get another push as applications for exports filed by iPhone manufacturers & Samsung, among others, have been approved.
The bans follow an ongoing and escalating border dispute between the two countries.
The move comes after India banned 59 Chinese apps in June, including TikTok.
PUBG, Alipay, Baidu and more exiled India has banned a further 118 Chinese apps, including AliPay, Baidu, and PUBG Mobile, on grounds that they "are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."…
It appears that the troubles of China are not going away anytime soon. While the Chinese government has its hands full with the U.S. troubles, ... The post India announced the ban on 118 Chinese apps – see full list here appeared first on Gizchina.com.
PUBG Mobile has been banned in India, a huge blow to the incredibly popular game, as part of the government’s increasing crack-down on mobile apps connected to China. Today’s ban – which affects 118 apps in total – extends a June 2020 decision by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that saw TikTok and WeChat impacted. At the … Continue reading
These 118 Chinese apps join 59 others that have previously been banned by the Indian government.
India has banned 47 mobile apps that were variants or cloned copies of 59 previously banned Chinese apps.
Last month, India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat, and UC Browser after tension between both nations at the border. The country’s government is now inspecting to ban 275 more China-originated apps including popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG) and ByteDance‘s music app Resso. According to a report from the Economic Times, government officials have created a list of 275 apps that might be violating security measures and user privacy. Apart from PUBG and Resso, the list includes ecommerce app AliExpress from Alibaba and photo-sharing app ULike. India moved to ban 59 Chinese apps after more than 20 of… This story continues at The Next Web
The rapid spread of COVID-19 can make people feel helpless and scared as it transmits through the air and allows them to change their daily lifestyle.People, however, now can be a bit more relaxed in these uncertain times by understanding the fact the how scientists are leveraging data science to learn as much about COVID-19 as they can.Some Popular Apps That Can Prevent COVID-19;AarogyaSetu: Specifically developed by Government's official, this easy-to-use app helps to contain the spread of coronavirus.In case, an individual has been near a patient, the app will share the data with the government.MyGov: Users can select the COVID-19 section to find out the relevant statistics concerning the pandemic.They can easily reach out to the concerned authorities as important helpline numbers and email addresses are already mentioned in the app.AyushSanjivani App: Developed by the Ministry of AYUSH and MEITY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), the app generates data on acceptance and provides effective measures to prevent COVID-19.COVID Watch: The app is incredibly helpful as it allows people to protect themselves without disclosing their privacy.It uses Bluetooth signals to identify users when they are in close contact with each other and notify them instantly if they were in touch with someone who has been tested positive with COVID-19.Some of the top-notch organizations, including IBM and Tableau, have released interactive databases that offer real-time views of the condition of the virus.By efficiently using data science, it can be easily analyzed big data from hundreds of thousands of sources.These include airline ticketing data, news reports, government records, health data and disease networks to detect any new case of the novel virus.
The two-day summit (September 7-8), being organised by Niti Aayog, will be attended by union ministers including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others."With disruptions in the mobility sector, India will be able to generate more employment and enhance the ease of living for citizens in India," Kumar said.The secretaries of ministry of road transport and highways, ministry of power, ministry of electronics and information technology attended the press conference.New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Friday inaugurate the first Global Mobility Summit - MOVE - which among other things will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility, according to an official statement.International representation from embassies and the private sector will include United States of America, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Brazil and more.Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar, while addressing a curtain-raiser press conference of the summit, said that India Shower curtain Bars needs to make unified convergent policy framework for mobility..Over 2,200 participants from across the world including leaders from the government, industry, research organisations, academia, think tanks and civil society are expected to participate in the event.Speaking at the same press conference, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that the main aim through the summit is to revolutionise the way people travel in India, along with making mobility more connected, shared and seamless.The summit will deliberate on five themes including comprehensive: electrification and alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics and data analytics and mobility, the statement said.Representatives of companies including Mahindra Electric, Hero Cycles, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Ola, Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota, Bosch, Sun Mobility will also participate in the summit, it added
As per government of India Task Force report (DeitY) gross size of the electronics industry is evaluated at about US$ 1.9 trillion and is anticipated to reach US$ 2.4 trillion by 2020.The key drivers for the semiconductor market in India include rising demand for consumer electronics, growing automotive semiconductor market telecom infrastructure equipment’s, wireless handsets, notebooks and other IT and office automation products, set-top boxes and smart cards, Booming internet of things (IoT) market and Heavy investments in New Product Development, R Growth sectors, including health care equipment, automotive, consumer goods and industrial goods – all of which progressively use electronics – are as well expected to encourage semiconductor consumption in India.India is heavily dependent for semiconductor chip imports on Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, although electronic manufacturing service companies in India have reached considerable maturity for final assembly, testing, packaging and distribution services.Chinese and Taiwanese companies compared to western players, are making the major inroads in Indian domestic semiconductor market.The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) is revising its policy framework towards making India a global semiconductor hub, which will see the government taking a more active role, including initial investment, in a bid to attract private sector players.The existing policy has not worked as it offered little commercial viability for the private sector.
A week-long ban of popular social video creation app TikTok in India has been reversed, according to a report by Reuters, citing two lawyers involved in the case.The apps themselves, however, are yet to return to Apple and Google’s app stores.The Madras High Court moved to lift the ban on the condition that sexually explicit material will not be uploaded to the platform and that it will address any content-related complaint in three to 36 hours, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.Earlier this month, the state court urged the central government to prohibit new TikTok downloads, saying the app “encourages pornography” and “the future of the youngsters and mindset of the children are spoiled.”Then last week, the country’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, instructed Apple and Google to remove the app from their respective Indian app stores.The ban only affected potential new users from downloading the app.
An Indian state court has reversed its ban on TikTok, allowing the short video app to return to both Apple and Google’s app stores, according to a report this morning from Reuters.Earlier this month, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had ordered TikTok be removed from app stores, after a High Court in Madras determined the app was encouraging pornography and other illicit content.Though the removal only affected new users who were looking to download TikTok’s app to their devices for the first time — not those who already had it installed — the ban was a major blow to TikTok’s Chinese owner Bytedance.The company said in a court filing the ban was resulting in a $500,000 daily loss, and was putting more than 250 jobs at risk.India had become a large and growing market for TikTok, with nearly 300 million users in the country out of over 1 billion total downloads, according to Sensor Tower.(TikTok notes it had over 120 million monthly actives in India.)
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