The very popular FaceApp has returned, this time with more enhanced aging filters but sadly, the same privacy concerns. The ability to see what you’d look like in a few years is very exciting. Now it’s easier using FaceApp, an app with an old age filter.
Since the recent relaunch of the app, celebrities from all over the world have posted aged images of themselves from the App to their social media pages. It all seems fun enough but some people remain concerned about the credibility of the app which simply asks for too much personal info.
App developer, Joshua Nozzi, tweeted a warning that the app can upload more photos than you directly provide to it. In two different tweets he wrote,
” Is this FaceApp? As soon as I granted access to my photos it started listing them slowly a row at a time, almost like network delays. I quickly hit Airplane Mode and it instantly listed them all, refusing to let me select any because I’m offline. IT’S UPLOADING ALL YOUR PHOTOS.”
” BE CAREFUL WITH FACEAPP – the face aging fad app. It immediately uploads your photos without asking, whether you choose one or not. “
The App which was launched in 2017 raised lots of privacy concerns and faced criticism. Speaking about the problem then to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Privacy expert David Vile said;
“They ask for way more rights than they need to offer the service to you, [they] can remove the data from any effective legal protection regime, share it with almost anyone, and retain it indefinitely,” he said. “It is impossible to tell from this what happens when you upload it, that is the problem. The license is so lax. They can claim you agree they can send to wherever they like to whoever they like, and so long as there is some connection, [they can] do a lot of things with it.”
It seems nothing has been done to fix these issues.