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Pradeep Singh

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology today banned as many as 118 mobile apps including PUBG in view of the emergent nature of threats as they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The Ministry reportedly received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and as, platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.

The compilation of these data, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps; likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and Inside the Parliament of India, an official release read.

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