According to the news published in Hindustan Times, agencies say that this application is not safe and they are storing users’ data outside India. According to the report, these 52 apps in China include social media platforms – Ticketock and Beego Live, File Sharing Service – Share it, UC Browser Mobile Web Browser, E-Commerce Platform – Shein, Popular Game – Clash of Kings and many more Xiaomi apps. Huh.
A senior government official said that recently the National Security Council Secretariat had supported the recommendation of intelligence agencies. In the letter sent to the government, it has been said that these apps can be harmful to the security of India. An official said that the discussion on the recommendations of the agencies is going on.
Here are 52 Chinese Apps
360 Security, APUS Browser, Baidu Map, Baidu Translate, BeautyPlus, Bigo Live, CacheClear DU Apps Studio, Clash of Kings, Clean Master – Cheetah, ClubFactory, CM Browser, DU Battery Saver, DU Browser, DU Cleaner, DU Privacy, DU recorder, ES File Explorer, Hello, Kwai, LIKE, Mail Master, Mi Community, Mi Store, Mi Video call-Xiaomi, NewsDog, Parallel Space, Perfect Corp, Photo Wonder, QQ International, QQ Launcher, QQ Mail, QQ Music, QQ NewsFeed, QQ Player, QQ Security Center, ROMWE, Selfie City, SHAREit, SHEIN, TikTok, UC Browser, UC News, Vault-Hide, Vigo Video, Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab), VivaVideo- QU Video Inc, WeChat, Weibo , WeSync, Wonder Camera, Xender and YouCam Makeup.
As of now, all 52 of these apps are available on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s iOS App Store. Security agencies have reportedly asked security personnel to refrain from using the Chinese app in view of the ‘harmful effects’.
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Apart from the Chinese app, agencies had also raised concerns about the video conferencing app Zoom. In April this year, the Home Ministry warned about the privacy of Zoom.