FaceApp is fun but dubious terms of service raises serious privacy questions

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But experts are concerned of a more questionable clause in the app, which can access, store and use images from your camera roll, without your permission.

Experts are warning of security concerns when using FaceApp, a new social media craze that augments your face to make you look like an old person.

"This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture".

You must have noticed many photos on your timeline of people with sagged skin, grey hair or beard, and tiresome eyes.

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Citing national security risks and privacy concerns, Schumer asked the FBI to investigate whether the data uploaded by millions of Americans onto the app may be finding its way into the hands of the Russian government or entities.

FaceApp claims that only its research and development team is located in Russian Federation, but user data is not transferred to the country.

Schumer said the access could pose "national-security and privacy risks for millions of USA citizens".

Faceapp privacy policy Another thing to note here is that the developers have clearly mentioned that they all the information such as photos and other materials posted using the service (Faceapp).

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First spotted by Forbes, FaceApp has some dubious terms of service which is detailed on the company's website.

The recent occurrence of the "Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal" is proof enough that the data collected by these apps are not always used for what we think it's used for.

FaceApp has insisted data is never transferred to Russian Federation and most photos are deleted within 48 hours.

On Wednesday, the FaceApp developers released a statement saying that the images are shared "anonymously", that they can not identify the user or any other data based on their pictures, and that they do not sell or share any user data with third parties. FaceApp privacy page says that they "may share User Content and your information with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that FaceApp is".

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Yaroslav Goncharov told the newspaper most photos are deleted from its servers within 48 hours and said Russian authorities did not have any access to user data.

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