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India bans 348 mobile apps for collecting, transmitting user information overseas

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The government has so far blocked 348 apps for allegedly collecting user information and transmitting it in an unauthorised manner to servers outside the country, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Rajeev Chandrasekhar informed the Parliament. The move is part of the larger crackdown on apps from China or Chinese connections; nearly 320 Chinese mobile apps have been banned in India in the last two years.