Amazing FaceApp That Makes You Look Older Trending App

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Amazing Face App That Makes You Look Older Trending Tech

There is a good chance that you will see it on your timeline: friends who look decades older in photos. The FaceApp, which ages people in photos, is a hype. But there are privacy risks to FaceApp, experts warn.

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Amazing Face App That Makes You Look Older Trending Tech

“The app processes an enormous amount of data,” says lawyer Charlotte Meindersma, specialized in the field of social media. “I wouldn’t use it.”

The app’s privacy agreement states that your information is not shared with third parties. But that is not clear enough according to Meindersma. For example, it says that the information can be shared with ‘affiliates’. “They claim they don’t sell your data. But they can get around that by calling other companies affiliates.”

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FaceApp was developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab. Therefore, according to Meindersma, you are not protected by the General Data Protection Regulation, European legislation on how your data may be used. “You are actually giving your data to Russia.”

Internationally the app has become a hype again. FaceApp is again the talk of the day in the Netherlands. The hype is reinforced by celebrities who age themselves with the app. Have you tried it yet? If you didn’t get to it two years ago, now is a great time to try it out. You can download the app on iOS or Android via this link!

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Hype to app that makes you look older, but what about your privacy?
There is a good chance that you will see it on your timeline: friends who look decades older in photos. The FaceApp, which ages people in photos, is a hype. But there are privacy risks to FaceApp, experts warn.

“The app processes an enormous amount of data,” says lawyer Charlotte Meindersma, specialized in the field of social media. “I wouldn’t use it.”

The app’s privacy agreement states that your information is not shared with third parties. But that is not clear enough according to Meindersma. For example, it says that the information can be shared with ‘affiliates’. “They claim they don’t sell your data. But they can get around that by calling other companies affiliates.”

Russia

FaceApp was developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab. Therefore, according to Meindersma, you are not protected by the General Data Protection Regulation, European legislation on how your data may be used. “You are actually giving your data to Russia.”

Kor de Boer, the lawyer at privacy company Privacy Certainly, also says that you shouldn’t use FaceApp. “The app does not comply with the applicable privacy legislation. They do not provide insight into the rights that you have as a user. They can do anything with your photo. You actually put a signature under a blank sheet.”



Privacy watchdog Bits of Freedom also advises against using the app. If you’ve done that, says Evelyn Austin from the organization, it’s too late: your face is in the database. Even then, according to Austin, you should do well to remove the app. “You are actually giving your face away.”

According to Austin, FaceApp puts your face in a database with thousands of other faces. “There your face is traded to other companies, just like your e-mail address and your cookies. It is not the question of whether it happens. It just happens. And you have no idea where your face ends up.”

You would almost think that all companies peek into your chats and use your phone as a listening device. But is that true? NOS Stories previously sought out the truth behind being followed online:

Google and Facebook probably have the largest collection of faces. It is not known how many of these databases there are, The New York Times wrote this weekend.

Faces in such databases are often used to develop artificial intelligence for better face recognition software. This technology analyzes as many faces as possible and thereby learns how to identify people. Whether that also happens with FaceApp is not clear.

“There is now a race going on between different companies and governments to develop this artificial intelligence,” says Austin. “And we have no idea what that will be used for in the future.”




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