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Is FaceApp a privacy concern?

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

July 19, 2019

Is FaceApp a privacy concern?

Simply put, no. FaceApp isn’t sneakily stealing your photos for a scary Russian cybersecurity plot (… for now). If you’ve been living under a rock, this week’s viral FaceApp challenge lets users take a glimpse into the future and see what the next few decades has in store for their appearance. One developer did try to dampen the fun with a tweet “alerting” the internet that photos can be taken from users’ phones and uploaded to FaceApp’s servers without any obvious permissions. However, FaceApp’s founder provided a statement assuring that: “We don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties.”

ONE TWEET STARTED IT ALL

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