Tensions continue between India and China. Meanwhile, the Central IT Ministry has banned 118 Chinese apps. PUBG is also included in this list. The government has said that this Chinese app is a threat to India’s sovereignty and security. Apart from PUBG, 118 apps include CamCard, Baidu, Cut Cut, VooV, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, Zakzak etc.
Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order: Govt of India— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020
PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work & WeChat reading are among the banned mobile apps. pic.twitter.com/VWrg3WUnO8
The statement said that it has received several complaints from various sources, including reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms that unauthorizedly steal users’ data in servers located outside India and Are to be transmitted safely.
“The compilation of these figures, mining by hostile elements for India’s national security and defense and its framework, which ultimately imposes on India’s sovereignty and integrity, is a matter of deep and urgent concern that needs emergency measures.” They said. .
The statement said that the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent a complete recommendation to stop these malicious apps. “Similarly, there have been similar bipartisan concerns flagged by public representatives both outside and inside India’s Parliament. A strong chorus in public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as privacy Of our citizens, “it added.
“Based on these and recently receiving reliable inputs, the information posted, permissions sought, functionality as well as data harvesting practices of the above mentioned apps are serious which collect these apps and data Collects and compromises personal data. Users’ information can be a serious threat to the state’s security, “it said.