Earlier this week, the Indian government banned 59 mobile applications, citing national security concerns. A press release release Press Information Bureau Government Bans 59 mobile apps Read more  said that these apps are engaged in activities that are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. The government also accused these apps of “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have locations outside India”.