India bans 47 more Chinese apps weeks after blocking TikTok and 58 others over security fears

Posted by E.L.E.X on July 27 2020 under Tech/Cybersecurity

India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns. 


The Indian information ministry official disclosed the news on Monday, July 27.


'We have banned 47 mobile apps from China in this ongoing exercise which highlights the government's seriousness about data privacy and security,' the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told news agency AFP.


'The order was issued on Friday. Most of these 47 apps are banned for the same reasons as the earlier 59, and many were lite versions or variants of the earlier banned applications.'


Chinese apps Included in the latest ban are Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite, BIGO LIVE Lite, and VFY among others.


There has been no official statement or order released by the government about the ban but it has been widely reported across major Indian media.


The latest move comes days after a Himalayan border clash left 20 Indian troops dead and an unknown number of Chinese casualties.


Local media on Monday July 27, said there are 275 other Chinese apps that could also be blocked over similar concerns, including the hugely popular β€œPUBG Mobile” game owned by tech giant Tencent.


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