“Unlike TikTok, Resso escaped the recent ban on apps of Chinese origin in India,” we wrote earlier this month, when reporting on ByteDance’s streaming music app reaching 10.6m installs in India so far – including 3m in June alone. Our closer for that article, commenting that “it’s still available in India – for now” wasn’t that wild a premonition really: Resso now appears to be at risk of being banned too.
The Economic Times reported that the Indian government is working through a list of 275 apps from Chinese developers or backed by Chinese companies to decide whether they should be banned too. Resso is one of the highest-profile apps on the new list, alongside game PubG and shopping app AliExpress. The list comes as India’s recent border skirmish with China has developed into a bigger row over the potential security and privacy threats in apps and digital services.
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