India want to ban these 52 China-linked apps

Indian intelligence agencies have reportedly asked the government to block 52 apps with links to China. This move comes due to the concerns that these apps are not safe and have extracted a large amount of user data to servers outside India, as per the report by the Hindustan Times. Notably, the list contains popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, and ShareIt. Without wasting any time, lets jump right into the list:

  1. TikTok
  2. Vault-Hide
  3. Vigo Video
  4. Bigo Live
  5. Weibo
  6. WeChat
  7. SHAREit
  8. UC News
  9. UC Browser
  10. BeautyPlus
  11. Xender
  12. ClubFactory
  13. Helo
  14. LIKE
  15. Kwai
  16. ROMWE
  17. SHEIN
  18. NewsDog
  19. Photo Wonder
  20. APUS Browser
  21. VivaVideo- QU Video Inc
  22. Perfect Corp
  23. CM Browser
  24. Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)
  25. Mi Community
  26. DU recorder
  27. YouCam Makeup
  28. Mi Store
  29. 360 Security
  30. DU Battery Saver
  31. DU Browser
  32. DU Cleaner
  33. DU Privacy
  34. Clean Master – Cheetah
  35. CacheClear DU apps studio
  36. Baidu Translate
  37. Baidu Map
  38. Wonder Camera
  39. ES File Explorer
  40. QQ International
  41. QQ Launcher
  42. QQ Security Centre
  43. QQ Player
  44. QQ Music
  45. QQ Mail
  46. QQ NewsFeed
  47. WeSync
  48. SelfieCity
  49. Clash of Kings
  50. Mail Master
  51. Mi Video call
  52. Parallel Space

As per the report, the agencies have asked the government to either block these apps or advise people against using these apps. Citing a senior government official, the report says that the recommendation from the intelligence agencies against these apps has “recently been supported by the National Security Council Secretariat, which felt these could be detrimental to India’s security.”

For now, the government has neither taken any action against these apps nor issued advisories against them to users.

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