Remove China Apps

  • India has called for a ban on over 52 Chinese apps amidst border tensions.
  • The list includes popular apps like TikTok, Zoom, and others from Xiaomi.

Amidst ongoing tensions between India and China, Indian intelligence officials have released a list of apps that the agency considers a potential security risk.

The list includes high-profile apps like TikTok and popular games like Clash of Kings. Previously, the Indian government had called for a ban on video-conferencing service Zoom. Zoom, in particular, has been privy to severe scrutiny in the US and abroad over possible security flaws, privacy concerns, and the lack of encryption. The company finally relented and enabled end-to-end encryption for all users, even those on the free tier.

Tiktok on the Google Play Store.

Other noteworthy apps on the list include Xiaomi’s first-party apps like Mi Community and Mi Store. The two serve as key touchpoints for feedback and to enable sales of ecosystem products.

The full list includes over 52 apps (h/t Hindustan Times) and has been backed by the National Security Council with further plans to assess the risk associated with each app. A potential concern is that the apps not just leak data, but might also be used to degrade network conditions in case of conflict.

Intelligence agencies have advised the government to block or ban the apps but there has been no official announcement yet. We’ve got the full list of apps below.

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