The Indian government has banned an additional 47 apps originating from China in its newest crackdown on supposedly malicious services.
As reported by India Today, the nation’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has barred 47 apps that had been variants and cloned copies of the 59 app beforehand banned. Many of those apps are ‘lite’ variations of their banned counterparts such as TikTok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite and others.
Moreover, India has additionally put collectively an inventory of over 250 Chinese apps, together with some apps linked to Chinese ecommerce and cloud big Alibaba, that it’s going to evaluation for privateness and nationwide safety violations.
A few of China’s top mobile gaming apps corresponding to Tencent-backed PUBG are also anticipated to be banned in India as a part of the brand new checklist that’s being drawn up.
India first introduced its ban on 59 Chinese apps on the finish of last month as tensions between the 2 countries continued to rise.
The country’s Ministry of Info Technology determined to ban the apps within the first place over considerations that they had been stealing information from Indian residents in addition to posing a threat to its national safety. A day after the ban was introduced, Google eliminated all the purposes in query from the Play Store in India.
On the identical time, the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok responded to the ban by suggesting that it will pursue authorized motion towards the Indian authorities.