47 more Chinese apps banned in India, 250 under scanner, say reports

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After banning 59 Chinese apps, Narendra Modi government has decided to ban more 47 Chinese apps, which were operating as clones of the earlier banned apps, reported India Today.

According to the report, the government will soon release a list of the 47 banned Chinese applications. It has also prepared a list of over 250 Chinese apps, including apps linked to Alibaba and Tencent’s PUBG, noted the report.

Earlier, India had banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser, Helo, Likee, CamScanner, Vigo Video, Mi Video Call – Xiaomi, Clash of Kings as well as e-commerce platforms like Club Factory and Shein.

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The IT Ministry in a statement had said that it 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 unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” the statement said.

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