At the end of June, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese applications including TikTok, ShareIt, and more, keeping in mind national data security. The highest ever Indo-China border tension was probably the trigger for this step. Now, it seems more Chinese apps are under scrutiny.
A twit by DD News disclosed that the Indian Government bans 47 more applications that are clones of the already banned 59 apps. It looks like, the Lite versions of those apps will be handled this time. Though still no official list has been announced but may publish soon.
As per another report, around 275 more apps, not only the Chinese application but also the Chinese company and developer supported apps are under observation. It is believed, the most popular game PUBG Mobile is also there in the list, along with e-commerce platform AliExpress, Ludo World game, and more.
The scanning process will look for any probable violation or security threats, what kind of data the apps collect from users, and what they share with the Chinese Government. In case you don’t know, the Chinese Government imposed a National Intelligence Law of 2017 on all the Chinese and under Chinese ownership tech giants. As per the law, the companies have to share some or all information that the Chinese Government will ask. This law is one of the main reasons, other nations including India is worried about.
Some of the popular apps that may include in the fresh list are PUBG Mobile in which Tencent has a stack as well as the Mobile gaming parter, AliBaba owned AliExpress, Xiaomi’s Zili, Resso – music streaming app by Bytedance. The applications by Chinese developers or companies like Meitu, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Sina Corp, Yoozoo Global are also on the list, as I said earlier.
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