Video chat, games, selfie cameras: list of 54 Chinese applications banned by the government | Latest India News
The Union Home Ministry has recommended banning 54 Chinese mobile apps that pose a threat to India’s security. The Ministry of Information Technology will soon publish a formal notification to the same effect.
In a statement, the IT Department said: “These 54 apps are believed to be obtaining various critical permissions and collecting sensitive user data. This collected real-time data is misused and transmitted to servers located in a hostile country.
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These apps range from music players to selfie cameras, app locks, notepads, games, video chat, among others.
The IT Department has stated that some of these apps can conduct spying and surveillance activities via camera/mic, access precise location (GPS) and perform malicious network activity similar to previously blocked apps.
“These apps are said to have been engaged in activities detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country, also posing a serious threat to the state security and defense of India,” the ministry added.
Here is the list of apps:
1. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
2. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
3. Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume Equalizer & Virtualizer
4. Music player – Music, MP3 player
5. Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume Equalizer
6. Music Plus – MP3 Player
seven. Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
8. All format media video player
9. Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
ten. Volume Amplifier – Speaker & Sound Amplifier
11. Music Player – MP3 Player
12. CamCard for SalesForce Ent
13. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
15. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
16. Support for Parallel Space Lite 32
17. Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
18. Nice video Baidu
19. Tencent X River
20. Onmyoji Chess
21. Onmyoji Arena
22. app lock
23. Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts and Clone App
24. Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
25. DualSpace Lite – 32-bit support
26. Double space – 32-bit support
27. Double space – 64-bit support
28. Dual Space Pro – 32 bit support
29. Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
30. Conquer Online Ⅱ
31. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
32. Notes – Color Notepad, Notebook
33. MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
34. Voice recorder and voice changer
35. Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan
36. Lica Cam – selfie camera app
37. EVE Echoes
39. UU Game Booster – network solution for high ping
42. Stick Fight: The Mobile Game
43. Twilight Pioneers
44. CuteU: match with the world
45. SmallWorld-Enjoy group chat and video chat
46. CuteU Pro
47. FancyU – Video Chat and Meetup
48. RealU: get started, make friends
49. MoonChat: enjoy video chats
50. RealU Lite – video to live!
51. Wink: Log in now
52. FunChat Meet people around you
53. FancyU pro – Instant Meetup via video chat!
54. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate
The Center previously banned 267 apps due to security concerns. Of these, 59 apps were banned on June 29, 2020, followed by 47 apps on August 10, 2020. After that, 118 such apps were banned on September 1, 2020, and the remaining 43 were banned on November 19, 2020 .