USA President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps. The govt aims to curb the threat to Americans posed by Chinese apps having a large user base and access to sensitive data. The order affirmed that the US must take “aggressive action” against developers of Chinese apps to protect national security. The order bans Alipay, QQ Wallet, WeChat Pay, CamScanner, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate and WPS Office.
Zoho is removing payment option from its Doc Scanner app. Thus, offering it free for Indian users for one year. This step comes in after the Indian govt banned Chinese document scanning app – CamScanner – along with 58 other apps. Earlier the firm allowed 10 free scans in its basic plan with its premium plan costing Rs 2999. Zoho has been an active supporter of Swadeshi Sankalp initiative and has created several apps for the same.