Multiple Apps Spying On You, Privacy Concern

Over the past couple of days the Indian Intelligence Bureau has warned that the Chinese government has been collecting data through multiple apps made by Chinese developers. Many of these apps are made by Tencent, a known beneficiary of the Chinese government whose apps have been featured on this site a few times as well as DU Apps and Cheetah Mobile. Please uninstall any of these apps from your phone:

  • 360 Security
  • Apus Browser
  • Baidu Translate
  • BeautyPlus
  • CM browser
  • CacheCleaner
  • Clean Master
  • DU Browser
  • DU Cleaner
  • DU Privacy
  • DU Recorder
  • DU Battery Saver
  • ES File Explorer
  • MI Store
  • MI community
  • Mail Master
  • Mi Video Call
  • NewsDog
  • Parallel Space
  • Perfect Corp
  • Photo Wonder
  • QQ International
  • QQ Launcher
  • QQ Mail
  • QQ Music
  • QQ Newsfeed
  • QQ Player
  • QQ Security Centre
  • Selfie City
  • ShareIt
  • TrueCaller
  • UC News
  • UC browser
  • Vault Hide
  • Virus Cleaner
  • Viva Video
  • WeChat
  • WeSync
  • Weibo
  • Wonder Camera
  • YouCam Makeup

The apps that are in bold have their own entry on the site, so if you wish to read about them or get alternatives be sure to have a gander at their linked pages.

The Naughty Devs section has also been updated to include QQ, China’s main mail provider and a subsidiary of Tencent and Baidu

All of these apps have been added to our spreadsheet for your convenience.