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India bans WeTransfer file sharing platform citing security concerns

India bans WeTransfer file sharing platform citing security concerns

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 May 2020, 05:46 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India has banned popular file-sharing site WeTransfer, media reports said.

The Indian government made the move stating  national security and public interest.

"WeTransfer, one of the world’s most popular file sharing sevices, has been banned by the Department of Telecommunications," Mumbai Mirror reported.

"In an order dated May 18, the telecom department directed internet service providers (ISP) to ban three specific website," the newspaper reported.

"The first two are specific pages of WeTransfer, while the third is the entire website," it said.

WeTransfer was founded in 2009 in Amsterdam.

WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper (with more than 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 50M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

Meanwhile, reacting to the development, the company tweeted: "We have received reports that WeTransfer is being (partially) blocked in India. Our team is investigating the issue, we hope to have more details soon. In the meantime, the best workaround is to use a VPN service to access our site. Thanks for your patience!"

India bans WeTransfer file sharing platform citing security concerns

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