After PUBG along with 117 other apps were banned in India concerning privacy settings. Krafton, one of the developers of PUBG, has released its Indian version of the game dubbed Battleground Mobile India for Android users. The developers have promised to follow all laws and regulations made by the Indian government after the original version owned by Tencent company was banned in India. However, it has come to light that some data of the Battleground Mobile India players have been exchanged with a server in China, as claimed by a new report. Read below for everything you need to know.
Clouds of allegations have been looming against Krafton, the developers of the Indian version of PUBG, which was recently introduced as Battleground Mobile India, and also shareholders in the Tencent company who owned the global version of PUBG. Battleground Mobile India can now be downloaded from the Play Store on any Android device in India.
The game which was released recently came under the scanner again regarding the privacy of some of its downloads. According to a new report, some players are claiming in anonymity that the information sent and received in Battleground Mobile India APK is from China mobile communications servers in Beijing, the Tencent-run Proxima Beta in Hong Kong, as well as Microsoft Azure server in the US, Mumbai, and Moscow.
The claim was reported to be backed up by testing through a data packet sniffer app on an Android phone and yielded the result that it was run by China Mobile Communication Corporation and the server is situated in Beijing China.
With the undesired circumstances that are prevailing, Krafton has acknowledged the glitch. Kraton has commented that the organisation has come across the subject of the personal data of some of its users being shared. The company will contain the situation and has installed a small update in the game that will cut off the Chinese servers and prevent data sharing. Krafton has also made an official statement concerning the privacy of all its users.
The data shared with third parties are only to enable certain features. In the meantime, Krafton will continue to closely monitor and protect any data being transferred to unexpected and restricted IP addresses before the official launch. -Krafton”
Hopefully, with the update and the Krafton statement the privacy concern will be solved rapidly and the users can enjoy the game with no worries.
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