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

38. astracraft

39. UU Game Booster – network solution for high ping

40. Extraordinary

41. Badlanders

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 .

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