Indian intelligence agencies reportedly want the government to ban these 52 China-linked apps: see full list

  • Popular apps like TikTok and SHAREit are included in the list
  • Intelligence agencies reportedly say these apps are not safe and are extracting user data to servers outside India

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 Hindustan Times. Notably, the list contains popular apps like TikTok, UC Browser, and ShareIt. Without wasting any time, lets jump right into the list:

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    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.”

The National Security Council reportedly feels these apps 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.