- Indian government bans 14 messaging apps over terrorism concerns.
- Ban won’t affect previous downloads, but apps won’t be available for future downloads in India.
- 14 messaging apps, including Crypviser, Enigma, Safeswiss, and Wickrme, have been banned in India for being used by terrorists.
The Indian government has banned 14 messaging apps.13 of 14 apps are used solely for secure messaging, although one of them is used for messaging as well as storing media.
The full list of these recently banned apps is;
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According to the Indian government, these apps were used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir for logistics, spreading terror, and propaganda. The apps were banned in compliance with Section 69A of India’s IT law. According to a Government spokesperson, these apps don’t have representatives in India, which make it difficult to track activities happening on the apps.
These apps will not be available to download for users in India in the future, although the ban will not affect people who have downloaded them in the past.