India bans 47 apps cloning restricted Chinese services

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India, which banned 59 apps developed by Chinese firms late last month on the grounds that they pose a threat to nation’s security, today banned an additional 47 apps.

The nation’s Ministry of Electronics and IT’s new ban is aimed at those apps that were facilitating access to previously banned services such as TikTok and Cam Scanner. The new apps to be banned includes Cam Scanner Advance.

The move today comes as the Indian government contemplates restricting access to several more Chinese apps and services. Indian daily The Economic Times reported on Monday that New Delhi was planning ot ban an additional 275 apps including ByteDance’s Resso music streaming service and popular game PUBG.

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