That “Old” Face App Comes From a Russian Company Could Be A Privacy Nightmare.
If you've looked at any social media sites in the past few days, you've seen someone using the Face App. Even Tom Has used it. It's the app that uses AI to alter your photos and the most popular way to use it has been the filter that makes you look old or younger.
News DirectorTom Conklin
And now that's it's been trending for a few days, time to tell you what we found out about it, Yup, it's a privacy nightmare.
It also immediately uploads your photos to a server rather than just processing them on your phone. The company says they're using a data center in the U.S., but there's nothing stopping them from moving those photos elsewhere.
So is this a Russian project to build a facial recognition database on all of us? It doesn't seem that way. Could it turn into that if they wanted it to? Yep. And there's nothing you can do about it now if you've used the app.
Oh, and you've also given the app access to your photos, meaning if they want to, they can download all your personal photos and use them any way they want too.