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Beijing accuses Delhi of discrimination over latest app ban

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Beijing has lashed out at India after it banned another tranche of Chinese apps for national security reasons, the latest sore point between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Indian firm, Bollywood's Akshay Kumar to launch tactical mobile game after PUBG ban

September 05, 2020 10:35 AM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - An Indian firm is set to launch a battle royale mobile videogame in partnership with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, capitalising on the void left by a ban on Chinese tech firm Tencent's popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Pakistan blocks Tinder, other dating apps over 'immoral' content

September 01, 2020 10:51 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday (Sept 1) blocked access to Tinder and several other dating apps in a bid to control "immoral" and "indecent" content, just days after regulators threatened to shut down YouTube for similar reasons.

India continues its purge of Chinese apps even as some rake in millions of new users

July 31, 2020 7:00 AM

NEW DELHI - A month since the Indian government's online purge blocking 59 Chinese apps, including the wildly popular TikTok, users in India have lapped up other apps from China that have emerged as popular alternatives to those that were banned.

Gotta catch some shuteye: Pokemon unveils 'sleep game'

May 29, 2019 4:18 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Having trouble waking up in the morning? Not getting enough sleep?

Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: Rights group

May 02, 2019 8:53 AM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang by labelling "completely lawful" behaviour as suspicious, a Human Rights Watch report said Thursday (May 2).

China's Bytedance says India TikTok ban causing $678,400 daily loss, risks jobs

April 23, 2019 5:20 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India's ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in "financial losses" of up to US$500,000 (S$678,400) a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, and has put more than 250 jobs at risk, the company said in a court filing seen by Reuters.

Indian court refuses to suspend ban order on Chinese app TikTok

April 16, 2019 10:30 PM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - An Indian court on Tuesday (April 16) refused a request by China's Bytedance Technology to suspend a ban on its popular video app TikTok, a lawyer involved in the case said, putting the app's future in one of its key markets in doubt.

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