Since the border tensions started between India and China, the government of India blocked close to 300 apps of China. In a new development, 54 Chinese apps which are posing a threat to the country's security are banned today and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement. "These 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collects sensitive user data. These collected real-time data are being misused and transmitted to servers located in hostile country," told the official statement.
Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera, Garena Free Fire - Illuminate, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock and Dual Space Lite are some of the banned apps. Last year in June, India banned 59 apps of China including Tik Tok, Helo and WeChat. All these apps were banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Since May 2020, India blocked 321 apps. 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in the Galwan valley in a clash with the Chinese troops. The border issues are yet to be resolved and both the governments initiated talks. The situations at the border are under control for now.
By Siva Kumar