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Sunday, July 26, 2020

India bans 47 more Chinese applications

India bans 47 more Chinese applications; Under more than 250 scanners for user privacy violations

  • India has banned 47 more applications for violating user privacy. 
  • According to government sources, the apps were sharing Indian user data with Chinese agencies. More than 250 Chinese applications are under the scanner
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The Indian government has banned a further 47 apps of Chinese origin in the country after banning 59 Chinese apps last month. Sources told India Today TV that 47 banned Chinese apps were previously functioning as clones of banned apps. The list of 47 Chinese applications will be announced soon.

Government sources told India Today TV that India has also compiled a list of more than 250 apps that it will check for any user privacy or national security breaches.

According to government sources, India has compiled a list of more than 250 Chinese applications that are under scanner for any breach of national security and user privacy.

A new list is also being made on some of the top gaming Chinese apps that are being drawn up. The Chinese app, which is being reviewed, is alleging that it shares data with Chinese agencies.

The decision comes after a high-profile ban on Chinese Chinese applications, including ticket ok, due to ongoing border tensions in Ladakh following violent, deadly clashes between India and the Chinese military. The government said the apps were engaged in biased activities for India's sovereignty, integrity and defense.

It has been decided to ban 47 Chinese apps once again in India. Actually, these apps were working as a clone of banned apps some time back. The government has previously banned 59 apps, including many popular apps.

These include Tick Talk, We Chat, Ali Baba's apps UC News and UC Browser. According to the government sources, there are 250 such Chinese apps that can be investigated regarding the violations of National Security.

According to sources, a new list of Chinese apps is being prepared and it includes some top gaming apps. It is possible that after the next list, many popular Chinese games can also be banned in India.

According to the report, this time a list of more than 200 apps is being made, including popular apps like PUBG and Ali Express. There are crores of users of these apps in India.

The ban was announced in a government press release: "The Ministry of Information Technology has sought its powers under Section A A of the Information Technology Act. In view of 2009 and the emerging nature of threats, it has been decided to block 59 applications as they are engaged in activities that are biased against India's

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