Battlegrounds Mobile India is reportedly sending user’s data to servers in China for which the Indian Government banned PUBG last September.
Many of you remember, last September, the Indian Government banned many Chinese apps violating national security. PUBG was one such app that is quite popular in the Gaming Community.
The Ban hurts the Indian Gaming Community. Seeing the same, PUBG’s parent company Krafton recently introduced a remake of PUBG called Battlegrounds Mobile India and said the new app fulfills all the Data Norms given by the Indian Government.
However, now a report is denying the same thing. IGN India has published an article claiming that the newly launched Battlegrounds Mobile India is sending users’ data to China.
With an HTTP packet sniffing app called HTTP Canary, the IGN India team determined the app is sending users’ data to a server located in Beijing, Hong Kong, the US, Mumbai, and Moscow.
Battlegrounds Mobile India sending User’s Data to China – Report
The IGN India team first installed the HTTP Canary app on their phone and then set the app to keep logs of all servers Battlegrounds Mobile India is talking to.
After checking the log, the team gets the list of IP addresses to which the app is talking. For example, In the above screenshot, you can see that the app is talking to 184.108.40.206 about which if you do a whois search, you will find out it’s a server located in China.
Besides finding out the app is sending users’ data to servers in China and other countries, the IGN team also found the app is talking to some Tencent servers.
Below are the Tencent servers to which the app is talking.
In the above link, QCloud is a cloud computing platform run by Tencent and anticheatexpert.com controls Tencent’s anti-cheat solution.
This is not the first time we heard Battlegrounds Mobile India violate the norms for which PUBG was banned last year. Last month, an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh wrote a letter to PM Modi presenting evidence suggesting that the Game is violating Indian data norms.
It’s been a week since Battlegrounds Mobile India is live on Google India Playstore and has passed many happy stickers on the Gamers across India. It will be interesting to see What action the Indian Government will perform regarding the app or, say, the Game.
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