52 Chinese Apps Flagged By Intelligence Agencies In India

After the violent fight between the Indian and the Chinese soldiers where 20 Indian soldiers were martyred, it looks like India has already started taking actions in terms of trade with China. And now intelligence agencies have flagged 52 Chinese apps. Before this, a ban imposed on the use of Chinese telecom equipment levied upon all telecom operators in India, including the state-owned BSNL & MTNL by the Department of Telecom. Also, all the pending deals have been banned.

India is doing exactly what the US has been trying to do for some time. Also, Chinese companies are now banned from participating in bids.#Telecom #China

Posted by iGadgetsworld on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Intelligence agencies have flagged 52 apps with links to China as being harmful to national security. Though the list is quite long, many of the apps on the list are very popular among Indian smartphone users. There are social media apps, file sharing apps, and even games, that have been flagged as harmful.

The list has been prepared with inputs from multiple intelligence agencies and backed by the National Security Council. There have been multiple such occasions where security agencies in India raised their eyebrows in suspicion when some apps were found to have been collecting and sending data to China. Even big names like Xiaomi was also accused of sending users’ data to China. Let’s have a look at the list of apps that have been flagged by intelligence agencies in India.

Chinese Apps Flagged by Indian Intelligence Agencies

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

UC Browser is a very old product and is very popular in India. TikTok by Bytedance gained huge popularity recently. They also own Helo, a social media app that is also quite popular. Apart from these, file sharing apps like Xender and SHAREit are also very popular even though there are much better alternatives like Files Go by Google, which is a file manager and is also capable of transferring files between Android smartphones.

Chinese apps were also under the radar and received quite some backlash from the people due to privacy concerns and the anti-China and anti-Communist sentiment, which are permanent. But now, with the tensions rising at the India-China border and clashes between the Indian Army and PLA, the people want a boycott and ban on Chinese products, starting with apps. Though these apps have been flagged, as of now, it looks like the apps have not been taken down. Only time will tell whether these apps will be banned in India or not.

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