Govt of India bans 43 mobile apps for security reasons

Govt of India bans 43 mobile apps for security reasons

In order to keep up with the security of Indian cyberspace, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, issued an order, on November 24, to ban 43 mobile apps. The order has been issued under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

The action was taken following the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order. MeitY 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 (MHA).

Earlier on June 29, 2020, the Government of India had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and on September 2, 2020, 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the IT Act. Government is committed to protecting the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that.

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Here is the complete list of apps that have been blocked for access in India lately, on November 24:

  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 India

  7. Snack Video

  8. CamCard – Business Card Reader

  9. CamCard – BCR (Western)

  10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you

  11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat

  12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles

  13. WeDate-Dating App

  14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!

  15. Adore App

  16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App

  17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App

  18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles

  19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

  20. AsianDate: find Asian singles

  21. FlirtWish: chat with singles

  22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

  23. Tubit: Live Streams

  24. WeWorkChina

  25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online

  26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network

  27. Cashier Wallet

  28. MangoTV

  29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP

  30. WeTV – TV version

  31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More

  32. WeTV Lite

  33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App

  34. Taobao Live

  35. DingTalk

  36. Identity V

  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

  38. BoxStar (Early Access)

  39. Heroes Evolved

  40. Happy Fish

  41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!

  42. Munchkin Match: magic home building

  43. Conquista Online II

(With inputs from PIB)