September 22, 2020

Indian Army announced the ban on 89 apps including Facebook, TikTok & Instagram

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Indian media reported that a few days ago, the Indian military issued a notice within the army, requiring all military personnel to delete 89 APPs and no longer install and use them.

In fact, last fall, the Indian military banned some social media applications, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other well-known applications.

It is just that the Indian military has recently expanded the scope of the blockade application. This time, the ban has a total of 89 apps, and the developers involve China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

Last year, India’s investigation revealed many issues related to India’s national information security, among which the hardest-hit areas included the Indian army.

The investigation found that many Indian military personnel and even senior Indian military personnel use social media applications, and these social media applications have security vulnerabilities and are vulnerable to theft of secrets.

Judging from the list of published applications, the banned applications released by the Indian Army cover multiple fields such as communications, video, browsers, live streaming, and games.