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Apps Banned By Indian Govt – List of Chinese Apps Banned In India

India Today recently published a report containing information released by the Union Home Ministry of India. The information was clarified by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). It contains a list of applications that work on Android and iOS Smartphones. These applications are listed as a Chinese Spyware and hence may be a threat to your privacy. All Army and defense services officials are advised by the Government to immediately uninstall these applications if they are using any of these.

Private information is private, for big agencies, high-grade officials or any normal person.

Blacklisted Apps

Uninstall These 42 Commonly Used Apps!

Here are the 42 blacklisted apps :

1. Weibo

2. WeChat

3. SHAREit

4. Truecaller

5. UC News

6. UC Browser

7. BeautyPlus

8. NewsDog

9. VivaVideo- QU Video Inc

10. Parallel Space

11. APUS Browser

12. Perfect Corp

13. Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)

14. CM Browser

15. Mi Community

16. DU recorder

17. Vault-Hide

18. YouCam Makeup

19. Mi Store

20. CacheClear DU apps studio

21. DU Battery Saver

22. DU Cleaner

23. DU Privacy

24. 360 Security

25. DU Browser

26. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

27. Baidu Translate

28. Baidu Map

29. Wonder Camera

30. ES File Explorer

31. Photo Wonder

32. QQ International

33. QQ Music

34. QQ Mail

35. QQ Player

36. QQ NewsFeed

37. WeSync

38. QQ Security Centre

39. SelfieCity

40. Mail Master

41. Mi Video call-Xiaomi

42. QQ Launcher

Truecaller AppBlacklisted 42 Malicious Apps (Android and iOS)

The list also included the most commonly used Caller Identification application TRUE CALLER in it, after which the TRUE CALLER officials gave a clarification by stating that, “In response to certain reports, we would like to clarify that we are a Sweden based company. We are not sure why the app is on this list, but we’re investigating. TrueCaller is not a malware, and all our features are permission-based and are disabled by default.”

So, if you are using any of these blacklisted apps, be cautious and keep a track of the permissions allowed to each of these apps on your smartphone. What are your views regarding this report? Post it in the comment section below and share this post with your friends and dear ones and make them aware of this information.

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