India bans 54 more Chinese apps citing security issuestext_fields
New Delhi: The Government of India will ban 54 more Chinese apps that pose a threat to India's security, a report by news agency ANI informed quoting sources on Monday.
As per law in force in India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will formally enact a ban on the operation of these apps.
Among the apps for which " adverse security inputs were generated were Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera, Music Player, Music Plus, Volume Booster, Video Players Media all formats, Viva Video Editor, Nice Video Baidu, AppLock and Astracraft, among others," the sources said.
This will be second major action against Chinese apps.
A ban has been announced by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) by ordering Google and Apple to block access to the apps.
"On receipt of the interim order passed under Section 69A of the IT Act, following established process, we have notified the affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to the apps that remained available on the Play Store in India," a Google spokesperson said
Apps that are banned in India are no longer accessible from the App Store in India.
Basically, the government has the power to prevent public access to content through any computing device under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.