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India bans PUBG and over 100 additional Chinese apps


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India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China including popular mobile game PUBG citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tension between the two neighboring nations continues to rise.


This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace," the ministry said.


Among the new apps that have been banned today include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News, CamCard, as well as a miniature version of PUBG.


"The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India," the ministry said in a statement.


"There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India's sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens."






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