India blocks 118 apps including Baidu, AliPay, PUBG, WeChat Work

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology handed down a ban on 118 apps on Tuesday, claiming they are “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting” data of users to servers outside of India, and thereby undermining the sovereignty and defence of the nation. “The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” the Ministry said in a statement.

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