PUBG among 118 more mobile apps banned by Indian govt: Here's full list

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PUBG & 118 apps banned in India
  1. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work and WeChat reading are among the 118 banned mobile apps

  2. In June this year, Indian govt had banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo

Ministry of Information & Technology of India on Wednesday banned PUBG and 117 other mobile applications.

"Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order," the ministry said in a statement.
 
 
"The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order," the Ministry said in an official release.
 
The Ministry said it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for "stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India".
 
"The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.
 
 
"On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that information posted, permissions sought, functionality embedded as well as data harvesting practices of above stated Apps raise serious concerns that these Apps collect and share data in surreptitious manner and compromise personal data and information of users that can have a severe threat to security of the State.
 
"In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of the State. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices. These apps are listed in the attached appendix," the ministry added.
 
This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, the ministry said further.
 
The latest move from Indian government comes at a time when China allegedly made a transgression attempt near the southern bank of Pangong Tso, which was thwarted by the Indian Army.
 
In June this year, India banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, Baidu Map and Baidu Translate saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
 

Here's the complete list of the 118 mobile apps that have been banned in India today:

 
APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
 
APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
 
APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner
 
APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
 
APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
 
Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
 
Baidu
 
Baidu Express Edition
 
FaceU - Inspire your Beauty
 
ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
 
CamCard - Business Card Reader
 
CamCard Business
 
CamCard for Salesforce
 
CamOCR
 
InNote
 
VooV Meeting - Tencent Video Conferencing
 
Super Clean - Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
 
WeChat reading
 
Government WeChat
 
Small Q brush
 
Tencent Weiyun
 
Pitu
 
WeChat Work
 
Cyber Hunter
 
Cyber Hunter Lite
 
Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
 
Super Mecha Champions
 
LifeAfter
 
Dawn of Isles
 
Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
 
Chess Rush
 
PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
 
PUBG MOBILE LITE
 
Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
 
Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
 
Dank Tanks
 
Warpath
 
Game of Sultans
 
Gallery Vault - Hide Pictures And Videos
 
Smart AppLock (App Protect)
 
Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
 
Hide App-Hide Application Icon
 
AppLock
 
AppLock Lite
 
Dual Space - Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
 
ZAKZAK Pro - Live chat & video chat online
 
ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
 
Music - Mp3 Player
 
Music Player - Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
 
HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
 
Cleaner - Phone Booster
 
Web Browser & Fast Explorer
 
Video Player All Format for Android
 
Photo Gallery HD & Editor
 
Photo Gallery & Album
 
Music Player - Bass Booster - Free Download
 
HD Camera - Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
 
HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
 
Music Player - MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
 
Gallery HD
 
Web Browser - Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
 
Web Browser - Secure Explorer
 
Music player - Audio Player
 
Video Player - All Format HD Video Player
 
Lamour Love All Over The World
 
Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
 
MV Master - Make Your Status Video & Community
 
MV Master - Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
 
APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
 
LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
 
Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
 
Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
 
Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
 
Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
 
Z Camera - Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
 
GO SMS Pro - Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
 
U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
 
Ulike - Define your selfie in trendy style
 
Tantan - Date For Real
 
MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
 
Kitty Live - Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
 
Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
 
Alipay
 
AlipayHK
 
Mobile Taobao
 
Youku
 
Road of Kings- Endless Glory
 
Sina News
 
Netease News
 
Penguin FM
 
Murderous Pursuits
 
Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
 
Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
 
HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
 
Little Q Album
 
Fighting Landlords - Free and happy Fighting Landlords
 
Hi Meitu
 
Mobile Legends: Pocket
 
VPN for TikTok
 
VPN for TikTok
 
Penguin E-sports Live assistant
 
Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
 
iPick
 
Beauty Camera Plus - Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
 
Parallel Space Lite - Dual App
 
"Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
 
MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
 
AFK Arena
 
Creative Destruction NetEase Games
 
Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
 
Mafia City Yotta Games
 
Onmyoji NetEase Games
 
Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
 
Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
 
Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
 
Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
 
Soul Hunters
 
Rules of Survival

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