Few days back Sonam Wangchuk, an Indian engineer, innovator and education reformist, calls Indians to boycott all Chinese apps immediately, as tension between India and China at LAC surges.
Today we bring to you a list of Top 4 popular China based apps that you immediately need to boycott.
We are not saying to boycott every Chinese apps from your phone. It solely depend upon your choice. We have added these 4 apps in our list as they have serious security and privacy issue and are possibly storing your personal data without letting you know.
BeautyPlus is a selfie camera and photo editing application for Android devices. With over 300 million users. This app is alleged of collecting data on servers back in China from where it was being sold. The app also seek microphone permission from user.
CyberNews investigated the top-30 search results which includes BeautyPlus, finding an app that turns on a user camera without asking permission first, another app installing malware through its software, even an app accused of “sending users pornographic content, redirecting them to phishing sites, or collecting their pictures.”
3. ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is tool for managing files and programs for your phone. This app was used to be very popular file manager app. Google already removed this apps on the Play Store for regularly committed click fraud — automatically clicking on ads on behalf of users.
This app is already removed from Google but as this app was used to be very popular, if you still have ES File Explorer in your phone remove immediately.
2. UC Browser
UC Browser again one of the famous browser for Android user. Research has found that UC Browser is insecure, with many vulnerabilities and privacy issues.
In March 2019 Dr. Web researchers publicly disclosed that UC Browser and UC Browser Mini for Android was downloading and installing extra modules from the company’s own servers via an unprotected HTTP channel.
UC browser has many privacy issue, In 2015 it was revealed as part of the Snowden leaks that UC Browser leaks sensitive IMSI, IMEI, MSISDN data. If you love your privacy then immediately boycott and remove UC Browser from your Phone.
TikTok is one of the most famous app in the world. This app crossed 1 Billion plus download in Play Store. TikTok developed by ByteDance company.
TikTok has some serious security and privacy issue. It was confirmed that TikTok is accessing your Location even without asking for permission. TikTok is taking your regional information directly with Sim Cards. Collecting information directly from your Sim Card is unnecessary.
Absence of search button in TikTok is also a very serious issue, which means the app has full control over your feed. The app will control what you will see.
The platform is full of objectionable content but none of the video removing, but a video made by Saloni Gaur which had some jokes on China removed by TikTok on the grounds of Community guidelines within one day, although the said video is not crossing any such limits.
This all proves that TikTok is just a puppet app of Chinese Communist government and there is no concept of free speech on the platform.
If you linking any Social Media with TikTok, then app will automatically fetch and stores all your data from that social media sites. You must Boycott TikTok as soon as possible.
These are 4 popular apps that you need to Boycott immediately as it has serious security issue.