India bans PUBG and over 100 other Chinese apps
India bans PUBG and over 100 other Chinese apps

The Government of India released a statement on Wednesday that India has banned 118 other mobile apps, most of them Chinese, including: PUBG, a popular game from Chinese company Tencent for security reasons.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement: “The Department of Electronics and Information Technology has received numerous complaints from various sources, many of which are related to the misuse of certain applications for mobile devices available on the Android and iOS platforms. It is the theft of user data and transferring it to a server outside India in an unauthorized manner. "Places we are very concerned about cracking down on apps that threaten India's sovereignty and the privacy of our citizens," she added. "

Last June, India took the toughest steps to block 59 mobile apps, most of them in Chinese, led by the popular TikTok app Bytedance and WeChat from Tencent. Since the outbreak of the border crisis between the two countries this month, China has been targeting the digital space.

At that time, the Indian Ministry of Technology issued an order stating that these demands "undermine India's sovereignty, integrity, national defense, security and public order". ".

The move came after a border conflict between two neighboring countries possessing nuclear weapons in a disputed area in the Himalayas, which resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers. Regarding the recent ban on the use of PUBG and other apps, the Indian Foreign Ministry accused Chinese forces of committing "provocative actions" on the Himalayan border.

It should be noted that India banned more Chinese apps at the end of July last year, as it banned 47 other Chinese apps that allow access to previously banned services such as Tik Tok and Cam. To clear.

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