Is FaceApp Dangerous? Is It Stealing Your Data And Misusing It?

FaceApp went viral after celebs like LeBron James, Drake, the cast of Stranger Things and others shared their aged selfies on social media platforms.

Is FaceApp Dangerous? Is It Stealing Your Data And Misusing It?
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  • FaceApp is a viral smartphone photo-transforming app that makes the user look older.
  • FaceApp is a mobile application that works for both Android and iOS that generates an extremely realistic transformation of faces in photos.
  • A Russian company named Wireless Lab develops the app.
  • The app is receiving criticism over its privacy policy.
  • Some claimed that the app could misuse the data of their users.
  • The Democratic National Committee sent a notice to 2020 presidential campaigns, requesting them to delete the FaceApp over security concern on Wednesday.
  • The FBI is called to investigate if the app is misusing users’ data.

FaceApp is a photo-transforming app which is driving people crazy these days. The app which was released back in January 2017 went viral after celebs like LeBron James, Drake, the cast of Stranger Things and others shared their aged selfies on social media platforms. While people are sharing their AI-aged selfies on social media with proud many are concerned about their security as the viral app might misuse the date of its users.

 

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If you have also installed FaceApp on your smartphone, don’t worry as there is no such evidence that proves that your data (your content or images) is being misused. However, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore the terms and conditions of this application and other famous applications. You should know what this app or other popular app are doing with your personal data, including your photos.

On July 17, Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee issued a notice to 2020 presidential campaigns and urged them to delete FaceApp immediately as the app might misuse the users’ data. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called FBI to investigate if the smartphone app is putting users’ data on risk.

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Have a look at Stranger Things cast’s selfies by FaceApp and see their amazing transformation:

Millie Bobby Brown: Eleven

Millie Bobby Brown, FaceApp
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Finn Wolfhard: Mike

Finn Wolfhard, FaceApp
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Noah Schnapp: Will

Noah Schnapp, FaceApp
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Caleb McLaughlin: Lucas

Caleb McLaughlin, FaceApp
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Gaten Matarazzo: Dustin

Gaten Matarazzo, FaceApp
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Joe Keery: Steve

Joe Keery, FaceApp
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Maya Hawke: Robin

Maya Hawke, FaceApp
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Also read: These Celebrities Do Not Look Old Even After Using FaceApp

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