- India is examining 275 Chinese apps, including PUBG Mobile, for possible privacy and security breaches.
- AliExpress, Resso and other well-known apps are also on the list.
- This would come after a ban on TikTok and other apps in June.
India could expand its ban on TikTok and other Chinese-sourced apps to include PUBG Mobile and similarly prestigious titles.
Economic time Sources say the country has drawn up a list of 275 Chinese apps it will investigate for possible national security and privacy concerns, including PUBG Mobile (backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent) and the app from shopping from Alibaba, AliExpress. Other apps from TikTok owner ByteDance are also under review, such as Resso and ULike, while 14 of Xiaomi’s Mi apps come under close scrutiny. Companies with Chinese investments, like Supercell, developer of Clash of Clans, are also under investigation.
He is not sure of the likelihood of these bans. The Indian government could ban “all, some or none” of the 275, one of the so-called insiders said. The government is reportedly in the process of developing a formal process for these bans, including a law or regulation that would require constant monitoring of these applications.
A spokesperson for the union’s Home Office did not respond to ANDThe request for comment from an official from the Ministry of Electronics and Informatics, although an official from the Ministry of Electronics and Informatics said there was a “process involved For a possible ban.
India has banned the first wave of apps following clashes on the Chinese border.
If there was a ban on PUBG Mobile, it could deal a serious blow to developer PUBG Corporation. India is the biggest market for the battle royale hit, according to Sensor Tower, with 175 million installs – 24% of the game’s total downloads. While this isn’t the end for PUBG Mobile, it does. Would drastically reduce the audience for a title already facing fierce competition from Fortnite and other popular phone-compatible shooters.
Source: Android Authority