On September two, it had once again banned 118 Chinese mobile apps, which incorporated the well known gaming platform PUBG as effectively as Baidu, which is China’s biggest search engine provider. Representative image
The government on Tuesday banned a different 43 Chinese mobile apps, which incorporate Alibaba Workbench and CamCard, amongst other folks, by invoking Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, which empowers it to block apps/contents engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of the nation, its defence, safety of state and public order. “Ministry of electronics and IT has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, ministry of home affairs,” a government statement mentioned.
This is the fourth instance of the government banning Chinese apps given that the India-China border standoff erupted. The government had 1st banned 59 apps, like TikTok and WeChat, on June 29, followed by a different set of 47 apps in July, which have been proxies of the banned apps. On September two, it had once again banned 118 Chinese mobile apps, which incorporated the well known gaming platform PUBG as effectively as Baidu, which is China’s biggest search engine provider.
In the previous, MeitY has mentioned it has received a lot of complaints from different sources like quite a few reports about misuse of some mobile apps offered on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ information in an unauthorised manner to servers which have areas outdoors India.