After WeChat And TikTok, India Bans PUBG Mobile, Alipay, Baidu, And More Chinese Apps
After banning WeChat And TikTok, India is banning another 118 apps said to be either based in or linked to China. PUBG Mobile, Alipay, and Baidu are among the biggest names on the list.
The country’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that it had received complaints about apps “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.”
The ministry’s announcement doesn’t mention China specifically. It broadly states that the action will “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.”
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has already banned TikTok, WeChat, and several dozen other China-based apps in July 6.