Garena Free Fire game banned in India: Govt banned 54 Chinese apps including Garena Free Fire and AppLock from App Store and Google Play Store | Gaming News

Garena Free Fire banned in India! Govt banned 54 Chinese apps; App Store, Google Play Store react

In a big shock to gamers, India has blocked 54 Chinese apps- Garena Free Fire banned in India order too was issued by the government today and it has been removed from App Store and Google Play Store.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:11 IST
Garena Free Fire
Garena Free Fire banned in India order was issued today. It is part of the list of 54 Chinese apps banned in India. (

Prior to this, the Indian government initially blocked 59 apps on 29 June 2020 followed by 47 related/cloning apps on 10 August 2020, thereafter 118 apps were blocked on September 1, 2020 and later 43 apps were blocked on November 19, 2020.

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As per the information, these 54 Chinese apps banned today allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collect sensitive user data. These collected real-time data are being misused and transmitted to servers located in hostile country.

In addition there are other serious concerns as some of these apps can carry out espionage and surveillance activities via camera/mic, accessing fine location (GPS) and do malicious network activity similar to previously blocked apps. Therefore, MeitY has issued Interim directions for the blocking of 54 Chinese Apps in India.

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First Published Date: 14 Feb, 14:12 IST

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