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Sea's Free Fire Among Apps India Bans on China Security Fear

Monday February 14, 2022. 03:08 PM , from Slashdot
India has banned 54 apps it says are of Chinese origin, including Sea's marquee game Free Fire, citing security concerns, Bloomberg News reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter, the latest instance of tensions between the two neighbors locked in a protracted border dispute. From a report: Sea's stock sank more than 9% in pre-market trading in New York. The apps banned by the South Asian nation's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology include those belonging to large China tech firms such as Tencent, Alibaba and NetEase, and are re-branded versions of apps already banned by India in 2020, the people said asking not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media.

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