Indian intelligence agencies has red-flagged 52 mobile applications linked to China, agency has asked the government to block and advise people to stop using these apps as these apps have security concerns and might end up extracting a large amount of data outside India, a threat to national security.
The list includes popular apps such include video conferencing app Zoom . social media platforms TikTok and Bigo Live, file sharing service Shareit & Xender, UC Browser mobile browser, e-commerce platform Shein, popular game Clash of Kings and apps made and pre-bundled by Xiaomi.
A senior government official said the recommendation of the intelligence agencies had recently been supported by the National Security Council Secretariat, which felt these could be detrimental to India’s security.
“The discussions on the recommendations are continuing,” said an official, explaining that the parameters and the risks attached to each mobile app will have to be examined one by one.
ON THE RADAR OF INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES
TikTok | Vault-Hide | Vigo Video | Bigo Live | Weibo | WeChat | SHAREit | UC News | UC Browser | BeautyPlus | Xender | ClubFactory | Helo | LIKE | Kwai | ROMWE | SHEIN |