FaceApp is a face transforming app that alters your face with neural networks to showcase what you’ll resemble in your old age. It add wrinkles, add color to your teeth, and transforms your look to old age basically. The company encourages its app users to share the old age picture on social media. Many users will see this as appropriate I believe. But, the moment you upload your image on the app, you’re exposing your personal data and every other information on your phone and even your image to unknown operators who have all it takes to do with your data and image whatever they so wish.
Undoubtedly, this kind of terms and conditions is quite common for app services but this particular one is way too much and fishy.
Dangers of giving your image to a Russia based Company
A particular tweet has gone viral within few hours now about the dangers of using FaceApp. There’s probability that the app is secretly stealing photos from your phone and sending them to its servers, without your permission. Another tech expert claimed the only image taken from users phones are the images for the old age alterations.
And now that your image is saved up in a server, there’s likeness of it been used by unscrupulous people to harm you or perform fraudulent activities via cyber attack.
Additionally, looking at it politically, Russia based companies should no be fully trusted because personal details a their disposal is their major weapons for their own gain. And the saddest part it, users of this FaceApp are simply caching fun with it without the prior knowledge of how it can be used to harm them one way or the other.
Protect yourself and your device from unauthorized usage. Anyone can actually go against privacy policies, but the earliest you know more and pay attention to it, the better it would be. Using the latest version of Android will provide maximum protection and help minimize all possible risks. Most importantly, when phone manufacturers are very much concern about their users privacy and human security, we help minimize people’s struggles and concerns on their own personal security. This will help promote a safe and security conscious community that’s good for all.