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Updated: India’s Intelligence Bureau Seeks Ban On WeChat; Report

Update: In response to the proposed ban, WeChat has said that it has complied with all local laws and regulations, reports Economic Times. The report also quotes an unnamed Indian official who has said that the issue will be reviewed before a final decision is taken on the ban of WeChat and similar services. Earlier: The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has apparently proposed a ban on Chinese instant messaging platform WeChat, citing concerns over proliferation of such service could cause threat to national security, reports Economic Times. We tried to contact Rahul Razdan,  President, ibibo Games & Mobile, on the matter, however we were not able to reach him. Citing an internal note, the report says that the deputy national security advisor Nehchal Sandhu has asked IB to discuss about the ban with the home ministry and the Department of Telecom. It notes that blocking the…

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