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Monday, 27 July 2020

Government again banned Chinese apps XLVII, and now it's PUBG AliExpress's turn?

Government again banned Chinese apps XLVII, and now it's PUBG AliExpress's turn?

These include Tick Talk, We Chat, Ali Baba's apps UC News and UC Browser. According to the government sources, there are 250 such Chinese apps that can be investigated regarding the violations of National Security.

According to sources, a new list of Chinese apps is being prepared and it includes some top gaming apps. It is possible that after the next list, many popular Chinese games can also be banned in India.

According to the report, this time a list of more than 200 apps is being made, including popular apps like PUBG and Ali Express. There are crores of users of these apps in India.

 


According to the report, these apps are allegedly sharing data with China and due to this government agencies are reviewing them. At present, no statement has been issued by the government about the new app ban.

Now the question is, will PUBG also be banned this time? Because many connections of PUBG are connected to China, although this app cannot be called completely Chinese.ore Chinese owned apps seem to be under the scanner in India at a time when the geopolitical tensions between India and China are at an all-time high. Reports suggest that authorities are scanning as many as 275 more apps for potential user privacy violations and national security threats. This follows the ban on 59 Chinese-owned apps last month, a list that included the very popular social media app TikTok. It is believed that the latest list of apps under the scanner include the incredibly popular game PUBG Mobile, ecommerce platform AliExpress and another popular game Ludo World.

The new list of 275 Chinese-owned apps which are under the scanner are being reviewed for any possible security threats or violations. The data that these apps collect, as well as what they potentially share with the Chinese government, is being potentially looked at. In China, the National Intelligence Law of 2017 governs all tech companies that are based in China or are under Chinese ownership. The law mandates all businesses to share any and all information that the Chinese Government may ask for. This is something that is worrying governments around the world, including India.

 


PUBG sees a partial stake by Chinese tech giant Tencent, AliExpress is owned by AliBaba, Zili is an app by popular phone maker Xiaomi, Resso is a music streaming app from Bytedance who also own TikTok, to name a few. This list not only includes apps by Chinese tech giants including Xiaomi, Tencent, Alibaba and Bytedance, but also developers and companies Meitu, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Sina Corp, Netease Games and Yoozoo Global.

After ban on TikTok and 59 other Chinese apps last month, the government has created a new list of apps to examine them if they pose any risk to national security or individual's privacy.

This time, the Centre has kept 275 Chinese apps on the radar, including PubG, Zili, Resso, AliExpress and ULike, according to a report in The Economic Times. Apps from other Chinese internet and tech majors like Meitu, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Sina Corp, Netease Games, Yoozoo Global are also in the list.

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