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India bans 47 more Chinese apps, 275 under radar including Pubg

India bans 47 more Chinese apps. India has banned 59 Chinese apps last month including TikTok.

After banning 59 Chinese affiliated applications last month, India has banned 47 more apps over user privacy violations. The recently banned 47 applications were operating as clones of earlier banned apps in India.

These 47 applications, like previously banned 59 apps were tracking and sharing Indian user data details with the Chinese agencies. Not only this, the Indian government is also running checks over 275 Chinese apps which are under scanner for security and privacy violations. One of the 275 apps under scanner is the popular mobile game in India – Pubg. Pubg is backed by the Chinese giant Tencent.

India bans 47 more Chinese apps
India bans 47 more Chinese apps

Some of these applications that have been red flagged due to security and privacy reasons while others have been flagged off for violation of user data sharing.

The government is examining the alleged flow of data shared from these mobile applications to Chinese agencies from India that not only poses a threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, but also to the privacy issues.

Earlier Indian government has banned TikTok in India, and 58 other Chinese affiliated mobile applications including UC Browser and other Chinese apps. TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Mi Community/Video Calling and Viva Video are other apps that are banned amid border tensions with China.

On June 29, The Ministry of Information Technology blocked 59 Chinese apps which included the popular social platform TikToka and UC Browser. This move from India comes amidst the rising tensions after the clashes that happened on June 15 in Ladakh. During the Ladakh clashes, 20 soldiers from the Indian side were killed in action and more than 70 injured.

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