Government bans 43 more mobile apps ‘prejudicial’ to India’s sovereignty, integrity – Times of India

Government bans 43 more mobile apps ‘prejudicial’ to India’s sovereignty, integrity – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ministry of electronic and information technology (Meity) on Tuesday blocked 43 mobile apps including Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate, for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order.
“Ministry of electronics and information technology has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, ministry of home affairs,” it said in an official statement.

Earlier on June 29, the government had blocked access to 59 Chinese apps, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser and on September 2, another 118 apps comprising PUBG Mobile Nordic Map, Livik, PUBG Mobile Lite, WeChat Work, Baidu, Tencent Weiyun among others were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
“Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” the statement added.
Here’s the complete list of 43 apps banned by the government:
1) AliSuppliers Mobile App
2) Alibaba Workbench
3) AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
4) Alipay Cashier
5) Lalamove India – Delivery App
6) Drive with Lalamove
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