The Indian government has yet again poached 47 of Chinese apps, which were said to be the clone apps of the previously banned 59 Chinese apps. Further reports also tell that the government is thinking of a similar action on 250 other apps which includes PUBG Mobile too!
Indian Government Bans 47 Chinese Clone Apps!
From the report of Economic Times made today, the Indian Government has banned yet another 47 Chinese apps. The reason stated for this is move is that all of those apps are claimed to be clone apps of the previously banned apps. The Indian government has banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps earlier this month citing security concerns.
And now, the makers have tried an alternative way of bypassing the blanked ban by renaming apps with LITE word after their official names. While the full list of the banned apps wasn’t revealed yet, names like BIGO Live, TikTok Lite, ShareIt Lite, Helo Lite, CamScanner Advance, etc have popped out. These were just the clone apps with a slight change in their names.
More information requested to the spokesperson of Union Home Ministry has no reply yet, but as per Economic Times, some official sources said,
“Some of these apps have been red-flagged due to security reasons while others have been listed for violation of data sharing and privacy concerns.”
Moreover, there’s yet another report claiming the Indian government is looking to ban another 250 apps for similar reasons. The list includes names like Russo and PUBG! Having the name of India’s best battle royale games has worried fans, as many have addicted and invested deep in the game.
Regarding the ban of earlier 59 Chinese apps, the government has made a committee to scrutinize the authenticity status and may let them back if cleared. The time given for the committee to decide on this issue will be closing this week.