The government of India on Tuesday banned 43 a lot more mobile apps, majority of them with hyperlinks to China like the likes of AliExpress more than privacy issues. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology stated the action was taken primarily based on the inputs relating to these apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order.
The government had banned 59 Chinese apps on June 29 and 118 a lot more on September two more than equivalent issues. The most significant names on the list had been PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and TikTok. Additionally, 47 other apps had been banned for allegedly operating as “clones” of the previously banned apps in July. With the fresh ban, the quantity of apps banned in India now stands at 267.
“Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 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 Center, Ministry of Home Affairs,” MEITY stated in a press statement.
Under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the government reserves the suitable to block access to mobile apps deemed threat to national safety. Both Google and Apple will have to comply with the ruling and get rid of these apps from the Play Store and App Store respectively. ISPs will also have to selectively block these apps so current customers can not access them till additional notice.
Full list of 43 apps banned in India
AliSuppliers Mobile App, Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living, Alipay Cashier, Lalamove India – Delivery App, Drive with Lalamove India, Snack Video, CamCard – Business Card Reader, CamCard – BCR (Western), Soul- Follow the soul to discover you, Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat, Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles, WeDate-Dating App, Free dating app, Singol, begin your date!, Adore App, ActuallyChinese – Chinese Dating App, ActuallyAsian – Asian Dating App, ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles, DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online, AsianDate: discover Asian singles, FlirtWish: chat with singles, Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat, Tubit: Live Streams, WeWorkChina, First Love Live- super hot reside beauties reside on the net, Rela – Lesbian Social Network, Cashier Wallet, MangoTV, MGTV-HunanTV official Television APP, WeTV – Television version, WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More, WeTV Lite, Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App, Taobao Live, DingTalk, Identity V, Isoland two: Ashes of Time, BoxStar (Early Access), Heroes Evolved, Happy Fish, Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!, Munchkin Match: magic property developing, Conquista Online II