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The Intelligence Bureau (IB), India’s domestic spy agency, issued a warning to soldiers not to use certain Chinese eavesdropping Android apps as a matter of national security.

42 Chinese Android apps, including some well-known ones like We Chat, True Caller, UC Browser, and UC News, have been listed by the IB as purportedly gathering crucial data about the Indian security installations.

According to the report, the Intelligence Bureau in a November 24th advisory directed the soldiers assigned on Line of Actual Control (LAC) to uninstall these Chinese spying Android apps from their smartphones and also format the device after uninstallation as it may compromise national security.

Chinese Spying Android Apps:

  1. Weibo
  2. WeChat
  3. ShareIt
  4. TrueCaller
  5. UC News
  6. UC Browser
  7. BeautyPlus
  8. NewsDog
  9. Viva Video – 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. Mi Store
  17. Mi Video call
  18. Vault Hide – NQ Mobile Security
  19. YouCam Makeup
  20. CacheCleaner – DU Apps Studio
  21. DU Recorder
  22. DU Battery Saver
  23. DU Cleaner
  24. DU Privacy
  25. DU Browser
  26. 360 Security
  27. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  28. Baidu Translate
  29. Baidu Map
  30. Wonder Camera – Baidu Inc
  31. ES File Explorer
  32. Photo Wonder
  33. QQ International
  34. QQ Music
  35. QQ Mail
  36. QQ Player
  37. QQ Newsfeed
  38. QQ Launcher
  39. QQ Security Center
  40. WeSync
  41. Selfie City
  42. Mail Master

However, China has a history of snooping on people using Android apps. Many complaints were made in the past concerning UC Browser’s dubious methods for gathering user data and sending it back to China. Now that the issue has received considerable attention, the administration has advised the troops to delete these risky apps in order to prevent eavesdropping by Chinese eyes.

Just keep in mind that by using these apps, you might unwittingly turn against your country because you never know what information these terrible Chinese espionage applications are sending to China.

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