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India banned TikTok and 58 other applications because of tensions with China

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India banned TikTok and 58 other applications because of tensions with China
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India words in a statement Monday that they have received many complaints about the misuse and transmission of user data by several mobile applications to servers outside India.

“The compilation of these data, their mining and profiling by elements that are hostile to India’s national security and defense, which ultimately has an impact on India’s sovereignty and integrity, is a very deep problem and immediate attention requires emergency action,” the ministry said , the list of 59 applications includes many famous Chinese which will be subject to a ban.

While the Indian government’s statement did not name China, the ban came as military tensions between the two countries continued to increase following deadly border clashes earlier this month that killed at least 20 Indian troops. Many Indians call for a boycott of Chinese goods and services, especially from China’s dominant technology industry.

“There is a strong choir in the public sphere to take decisive action against applications that undermine the sovereignty of India and the privacy of our citizens,” the government added. Other popular Chinese applications on the list include the video game Clash of Kings, WeChat messaging application, Weibo social network, and CamScanner photo application.

TikTok, a very popular video platform owned by Chinese tech giant Bytedance, has an estimated 120 million users in India, making the country one of its biggest markets.

Building local management teams in countries like India has been “crucial to our global success,” TikTok spokesman said in a statement.

“The ByteDance team of around 2,000 employees in India is committed to working with the government to show our dedication to user security and our commitment to the country as a whole,” the statement said.

This is not the first time TikTok has experienced problems with the Indian government. The application was briefly blocked in India last year after a court ruled that it could expose children to sexual predators, pornography and cyberbullying. This application was reactivated a week later after successfully appealing the court’s decision.
While India’s diplomatic tensions with China are starting to have a major impact on business and technology, complete decoupling may be easier said than done. China dominates the huge internet market in India – the second largest in the world, with nearly 600 million users – both in hardware and software. Chinese companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus account for more than half of India smartphone market, according to industry figures, and the Chinese technology giant Alibaba (BABA) and Tencent (TCEHY) is a major investor in some of the most valuable startups in the country.
Even so, the ban will be “a blow to the Chinese application industry which has lost a strong installed base outside its home country,” according to to the Canalys research company.
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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

SPORTING TOO WINS

Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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