‘PUBG Mobile’ will escape India ban by cutting out Tencent

Last week, India banned another 118 apps with links to China. PUBG Mobile Lite and PUBG Mobile Nordic Map were included in that sweeping ban. Now, PUBG Corporation says it’s looking for ways to bring the apps back to India.The South Korean company wa...

India bans ‘PUBG Mobile’ and more than 100 other apps

In June, India banned 59 apps made my Chinese companies, including TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. Today, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned another 118 apps with ties to China. In a press release, the ministr...

Google pulls ‘fediverse’ Android apps for allegedly enabling hate speech

Google has stepped up its fight against hate speech, but there are concerns that it might be too aggressive. As Private Internet Access reports, Google has pulled or threatened to pull multiple “fediverse” apps (groups of interconnected servers used...

WeChat user alliance sues Trump administration over threatened ban

TikTok isn’t the only one suing the Trump administration over an executive order that could ban an app in the US. The Financial Times reports that the WeChat Users Alliance has sued the administration over the potential WeChat ban. The user group cla...

Windows 10 can run apps from your Samsung phone

You’ll soon have access to your phone’s apps on your PC — if you have the right phone, at least. Microsoft is rolling out a Windows 10 Your Phone update with support for running mobile apps on your desktop, as promised when Samsung revealed the Galax...

Secret Service bought location data pulled from common apps

The Secret Service paid a private company for access to location data generated by common smartphone apps, Motherboard reports. Internal documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the agency spent $35,844 for a o...