Indian Government bans another 47 Chinese regime apps, PUBG Mobile, AliExpress and other 270+ apps under inspection
As you all know the Indian government at the end of the last month banned 59 Chinese apps that were said to be collecting user data. The list of the 59 Chinese apps included popular apps like TikTok, CamScanner, UC Browser, and many more. We also reported that the US government is also planning to ban the Chinese Regime TikTok that sneaks user data. Soon after the ban, we had also listed a list of Alternative of these 59 banned apps.
Now the Government of India appears to have banned 47 more apps that were seemingly clones of the apps in the earlier ban list, according to early reports. Moreover, another list of 275+ apps with Chinese connections is being investigated for any violation of “national security and user privacy”, according to a separate report. This List also includes the world popular multiplayer game PUBG Mobile and the popular e-commerce platform Alibaba.
A couple of weeks ago we also saw Indian Army asks its soldiers to delete 89 Apps including Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, etc. Some top gaming Chinese applications are also expected to be banned in the new list that is being drawn up, sources said. The Chinese applications, that are being reviewed, have allegedly been sharing data with the Chinese agencies.
The list of these 47 banned apps will be released soon. The decision to ban the 47 Chinese apps was taken after a security review by the Ministry of Telecom, as per various media reports. The communication further stated that if any banned app was found to be available in India through any means, directly or indirectly, the government would view this as a violation of its orders. The government communication underlined that apps were banned in the exercise of the sovereign powers and Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
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