One of the hardest things to do is to rely on the internet. There are so many ways one can get fooled by the so-called apps which want their data. Recently Faceapp, which is an AI-based photo editing application, has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. This app lets you edit your photo and gives you options to use the older-younger filter. Under this, you would be able to see the older version of yourself by putting a picture of you. People are taking #Faceapp challenge on Twitter where they’re sharing how they might look when they’re sixty or seventy years old. However, some group of people is also questioning about its privacy.
People are thinking that Faceapp might be having access to their full photo gallery. When you install Faceapp, it will ask you to permit accessing photos and gallery-like any other apps. However, users of Faceapp think that now the app developers have direct access over their phone gallery. The privacy-related things have become so severe that even US Senator had to ask the FBI to investigate this app. Faceapp is getting viral on social media, which is an indication that the government is also thinking about it as a severe issue.Faceapp got banned two years who when it was highly criticized over its one of the controversial features which were according to some people promoting racism.
There’s a speculation going on that Russian developers are behind this app, and it could be dangerous for users privacy. One of the significant threats which people have is whether developers will send data of users to third party clients. In data privacy issues, it’s been found that sometimes a company sells confidential information to their party sites. Even though nothing controversial fault had been found in this app, it’s still becoming a concerning thing.
Carolyn is a technology graduate and loves to write about anything related to technology as well as writes in others sectors. Carolyn is a professional writer with over 7 years of experience. Initially starting off as a programmer, Carolyn decided to combine her knowledge about technology and writing and that’s how she joined Reporter Expert.