India’s Crackdown on Chinese Technology Companies Gathering Pace

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg: UCWeb was earlier reported to be leaking data from India to China.

UC Browser has over 100 million monthly active users in India.

The matter is being looked into by government before it takes any action.

India is intensifying a crackdown on Chinese technology companies with a government official saying security testing of China’s UC Browser is being done to see if it’s leaking data.

Testing on the popular browser made by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s UCWeb is under way and the government is awaiting a report before deciding on any action, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary in the Ministry of Information Technology, said on Wednesday.

UC Browser has over 100 million monthly active users in India and claims over 50 percent of the mobile browser market in the country.

The IT Ministry said earlier this month that it was focusing on…

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