India blocks more Chinese apps that pose a threat to
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India blocks more Chinese apps that pose a threat to national security

Indian authorities issued a decree banning the use and distribution of more than fifty software products made by Chinese developers in the country. The government viewed them as a threat to citizens’ privacy and national security.

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A significant portion of the banned applications are developed by companies such as Tencent, Alibaba, and NetEase. In total, the government has blocked over 200 Chinese apps since June 2020, including popular TikTok, Shareit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, UC News, Bigo Live, UC Browser, ES File Explorer, and Mi Community.

A document released by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology says the apps were transmitting personal information of the country’s residents to overseas servers. The blacklist includes the following software products:

  1. Beauty Camera: Cute Selfie HD
  2. beauty camera
  3. equalizer
  4. music player
  5. Equalizer and bass booster
  6. MusicPlus
  7. Equalizer Pro
  8. Video Player Media All Formats
  9. music player
  10. Volume Booster
  11. Music Player Pro
  12. CamCard for SalesForce
  13. Island 2: Ashes of Time Lite
  14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  15. APUS Security HD (tablet version)
  16. Parallel Space Lite 32 support
  17. Viva video editor
  18. nice video baidu
  19. TencentXriver
  20. Onmyoji Chess
  21. Onmyoji Arena
  22. app lock
  23. Dual Space Lite
  24. Dual Space Pro
  25. DualSpace Lite (32-bit)
  26. Double spacing (32bit)
  27. Dual Space (64bit)
  28. Dual Space Pro
  29. Conquer Online MMORPG
  30. conquer online
  31. Live Weather & Radar
  32. Remarks
  33. MP3 cutter
  34. Voice recorder and voice changer
  35. barcode scanner
  36. Lica Cam
  37. EVE Echoes
  38. Astrocraft
  39. UU Game Booster
  40. Extraordinary
  41. badlands
  42. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  43. Twilight Pioneers
  44. CuteU: Play with the world
  45. little world
  46. CuteU Pro
  47. FancvU
  48. Real: Go live. to make friends
  49. MoonChat: Have fun
  50. Real Lite
  51. Wink: connect now
  52. fun chat
  53. FancyU Pro
  54. Garena Free Fire

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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