Recently Indian intelligence agencies have asked the central government to block or issue advisories against the use of total 52 apps that are linked to China. The agencies which reported it are concerned about these apps as they extract a huge amount of data from Indian Users and not safe to use.

Apps reported by the agencies include a total of 52 apps which includes TikTok, ShareIt, Bigo Live, Club Factory, Shein, Helo, Tencent etc.

What types of apps are the Indian intelligence agencies want us to stay away from you ask?

Social media and their apps:

  • TikTok
  • Vigo video
  • bigo live
  • Weibo
  • WeChat
  • Helo
  • LIKE

E commerce apps and platforms:

  • Shein
  • Clubfactory
  • Wish

File Sharing apps:

  • Es file explorer
  • ShareIt
  • Xender


  • UC Browser
  • APUS Browser
  • CM Browser
  • DU Browser

Other utility Apps:

  • Vault hide
  • VivaVideo
  • Virus cleaner
  • DU Recoder
  • Baidu Translate
  • Baidu Map
  • Mail Master
  • Parallel Space
  • DU Privacy
  • DU Battery Saver
  • Clash of kings

It is recommended that you check your devices for any of such apps in the list and if found, then it would be wise to use them cautiously. If any of these apps are pre installed on your smartphone(most of Chinese smartphones has it.) and you don’t use them, it would be wise to uninstall them from your device.

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By Siddhant Pathak

Cyber security architect, 7+ years experience in cyber security industry, Tech savy, Nature lover, Bullet 350 rider

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