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Today, the Indian government has decided to ban 47 more apps. Earlier in the month of June, India has banned 59 Chinese apps which include TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit, CamScanner, and many more. It is said that these 47 apps were operating as the clone of these 59 banned apps.
The earlier ban was imposed on popular apps including TikTok, SHAREit, UC Browser, Helo, and WeChat, among others. The government had ordered telcos to block access to all those apps. Also, all their related websites shortly were revoked after announcing the decision publicly through a press release. Apple and Google also removed the banned apps from their respective stores in India.
The ban on 47 apps was ordered late last week on grounds of national security and privacy concerns. According to the latest tweet posted by DD News, these apps are functioning as clones of the 59 banned apps. A report said that the list of particular apps banned in the latest decision is yet to be announced. It is also reported that the announcement would take place shortly.
The government has drawn up a list of 275 more Chinese apps that are under the radar and will see if there is any violation in terms of national security and user privacy. It is reported that Tencent-backed PubG, Alibaba-owned Ali Express, and many more popular apps are on this list.