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These 54 Chinese Apps Now Banned in India: Full List Here

- Updated: 14th Feb 2022, 13:58 IST
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    Here’s the full list of the banned Chinese apps:
    • Why and How is the ban happening?

Earlier today, reports of Chinese apps facing a ban in India surfaced online. Now, the Government of India has released the list of apps facing the ban. This time the list includes 54 apps that included previously banned apps that have resurfaced as clones. Whats’ even more shocking, Garena Free Fire seems to be on the list as well.

Google has “temporarily blocked access” to these Chinese apps from its Play store as a result of the interim order. Moreover, Garena Free Fire also disappeared from the stores of both Apple and Google earlier this weekend. In the meantime, let us look at the list of apps that is facing the ban in India:

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Here’s the full list of the banned Chinese apps:

  1. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
  2. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
  3. Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
  4. Music Player – Music, MP3 Player
  5. Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ
  6. Music Plus – MP3 Player
  7. Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  8. Video Player Media All Format
  9. Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
  10. Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  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. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
  17. Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
  18. Nice video baidu
  19. Tencent Xriver
  20. Onmyoji Chess
  21. Onmyoji Arena
  22. AppLock
  23. Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
  24. Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  25. DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
  26. Dual Space – 32Bit Support
  27. Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
  28. Dual Space – 64Bit Support
  29. Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
  30. Conquer Online
  31. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
  32. Notes – Color Notepad, Notebook
  33. MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  34. Voice Recorder & 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 Ones
  41. Badlanders
  42. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  43. Twilight Pioneers
  44. CuteU: Match With The World
  45. SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
  46. CuteU Pro
  47. FancyU – Video Chat & Meetup
  48. RealU: Go Live, Make Friends
  49. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
  50. RealU Lite -video to live!
  51. Wink: Connect Now
  52. FunChat Meet People Around You
  53. FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
  54. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate

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Why and How is the ban happening?

To bring the ban into force, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has also ordered Google and Apple to block access to the Chinese apps. Moreover, the ministry is imposing the ban under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The section essentially grants the government the power to block public access to content through any computing device.

“These 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collects sensitive user data. These collected real-time data are being misused and transmitted to servers located in hostile country. In addition there are other serious concerns as some of these apps can carry out Espionage and Surveillance activities via camera/ mic, accessing fine location (GPS) and do malicious network activity similar to previously blocked apps. These Chinese apps were allegedly engaged in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of the country also posing serious threat to Security of the State and defense of India.”

Government of India

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At Last

If you recall, the government of India has already banned 267 applications over security threat concerns. Of these, 59 applications were also banned on June 29, 2020. Followed by 47 applications on August 10, 2020. However, after this, 118 such applications were banned on September 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the remaining 43 were banned on November 19, 2020.

Although this is not an official list, it does look legit because of the sources it comes from.