Government Bans 118 Apps including PUBG

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Government has put a ban on 59 popular Chinese apps over security reasons this year in June, including TikTok, UC Browser and CamScanner. In its next step on July 23,  the ministry took down mirror applications that were working despite the ban. On 2nd September 2020, in its third round of ban, the ministry has banned 118 mobile apps, including the very popular online multiplayer shooting game, PUBG. Government has said that the app banned are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity” of the country.

The app ban is imposed by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) under the provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009. The move comes amid the renewed tensions between India and China over the Line of Actual Control.

The press statement released by the IT Ministry said that the ban on the apps was imposed after receiving “many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India.”

If you still have any of these 118 mobile apps in your mobile phone, uninstall it right away as these will no longer work. The apps are:

PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik

PUBG MOBILE LITE

APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps

APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart

APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus

APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner

APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright

Baidu

Baidu Express Edition

CamCard Business

Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor

CamOCR

FaceU – Inspire your Beauty

CamCard – Business Card Reader

CamCard for Salesforce

InNote

Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster

VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing

Government WeChat

Cyber Hunter

Cyber Hunter Lite

ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals

WeChat reading

Pitu

Knives Out-No rules, just fight!

Small Q brush

Tencent Weiyun

WeChat Work

Ludo World – Ludo Superstar

Super Mecha Champions

LifeAfter

Dank Tanks

Dawn of Isles

Chess Rush

Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon

Warpath

Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team

Game of Sultans

Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos

Smart AppLock (App Protect)

Hide App-Hide Application Icon

AppLock Lite

AppLock

Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
Cleaner – Phone Booster

ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online

Music – Mp3 Player

Photo Gallery HD & Editor

Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer

HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera

Web Browser & Fast Explorer

Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer

Video Player All Format for Android

Photo Gallery & Album

Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download

HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama

HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera

Gallery HD

Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer

Web Browser – Secure Explorer

Music player – Audio Player

Video Player – All Format HD Video Player

Lamour Love All Over The World

Amour- video chat & call all over the world.

MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community

MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor

Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game

APUS Message Center-Intelligent management

LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers

Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage

Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games

Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games

U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate

Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game

GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji

Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style

Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles

Tantan – Date For Real

Road of Kings- Endless Glory

MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen

Youku

Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat

Alipay

AlipayHK

Murderous Pursuits

Mobile Taobao

Sina News

Netease News

Penguin FM

Little Q Album

Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology

Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese

HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream

Mobile Legends: Pocket

Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords

Hi Meitu

VPN for TikTok

Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices

VPN for TikTok

Penguin E-sports Live assistant

iPick

Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC

Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie

Parallel Space Lite – Dual App

MARVEL Super War NetEase Games

Crusaders of Light NetEase Games

AFK Arena

Creative Destruction NetEase Games

Mafia City Yotta Games

Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded

Onmyoji NetEase Games

Soul Hunters

Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games

Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games

Rules of Survival

Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games

Wrap Up

Starting from first ban in June to third in September this year, a total of 224 apps tied to China are banned by the Government over security concerns. The apps banned by Government includes one of the most popular game PUBG. Earlier, the government has banned Tiktok and UC Browser among others in June this year.

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