After banning 59 Chinese apps citing threats to data privacy last month, the government has decided to ban more apps of Chinese origin. The government has removed applications such as Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite and VFY Lite, among others, from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
‘Lite’ apps are those with no tech support and limited functionality. In the aftermath of the ban on 59 Chinese apps on June 29, the ‘lite’ versions of several banned applications cropped up on the internet.
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