Indian Intel Agencies raises alarm over Chinese apps: here’s the full list

Published On Jun 19, 2020By Vartika Manchanda

Indian intelligence agencies have reportedly warned the Government to ban or dissuade from use of 52 mobile applications with links to China. The agencies report that these applications are not safe and have known to extract data from outside of India. Many popular apps like TikTok, Zoom, Shareit, UC Browser, among others, have made it to the list. This move was recently backed by the National Security Council Secretariat as well. The organisation believes that this data extraction could be detrimental to national security. Here’s the entire list of the apps under the scanner of Indian Intelligence:
  • TikTok, Vault-Hide, Vigo Video, Bigo Live, Weibo
  • WeChat, SHAREit, UC News, UC Browser
  • BeautyPlus, Xender, ClubFactory, Helo, LIKE
  • Kwai, ROMWE, SHEIN, NewsDog, Photo Wonder
  • APUS Browser, VivaVideo- QU Video Inc
  • Perfect Corp, CM Browser, Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)
  • Mi Community, DU recorder, YouCam Makeup
  • Mi Store, 360 Security, DU Battery Saver, DU Browser
  • DU Cleaner, DU Privacy, Clean Master – Cheetah
  • CacheClear DU apps studio, Baidu Translate, Baidu Map
  • Wonder Camera, ES File Explorer, QQ International
  • QQ Launcher, QQ Security Centre, QQ Player, QQ Music
  • QQ Mail, QQ NewsFeed, WeSync, SelfieCity, Clash of Kings
The risk associated with these applications is now being assessed. The security agencies believe that with the tensions between China and India on the rise, these data breaches could be misused to disrupt communication services in India.
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