52 Chinese Apps Red-Flagged by Indian Intelligence Agencies


INTRO: Today, The Indian intelligence agencies have red-flagged at least these Chinese apps52 mobile apps, that claim poses a national security threat to Indian users. After following the grave assessment, they’ve asked the government to block these applications or advise people against using them. The apps are all linked to China in one way or another.

According to the Indian security agencies, the apps, which include the likes of TikTok and Clean Master, are sending a large amount of data to servers outside India. The agencies’ recommendation is reportedly supported by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). This statement is all according to an unnamed ‘senior government official’ as quoted by Hindustan Times.

The further reports suggest that the government may not rush into blacklisting so many Chinese apps at one go. According to an official quoted by the report, “The discussions are currently on the recommendations are continuing”. The government will investigate each app separately before deciding anything on its future course of action. “The parameters and the risks are attached to each mobile app will have to be examined one by one very vigorously”, they said.

The Chinese apps list includes some of the most popular and trending apps. It also includes the Xiaomi’s Mi Store and Mi Community apps which are pre-installed in Xiaomi devices. Unsurprisingly, Zoom is also on the list, with the Home Ministry has already warned about the possible safety concerns and threats with the app. You can also check out the full list of all 52 black-listed apps below.

Chinese Apps Red-Flagged by Indian Security Agencies

  • TikTok
  • Vault-Hide
  • Vigo Video
  • Bigo Live
  • Weibo
  • WeChat
  • SHAREit
  • UC News
  • UC Browser
  • BeautyPlus
  • Xender
  • ClubFactory
  • Helo
  • LIKE
  • Kwai
  • 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
  • Mail Master
  • Mi Video call-Xiaomi
  • Parallel Space


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