The Old Age FaceApp Everyone Uses Is Russian Oh, And They Steal Your Photos

Via Millions of people have downloaded the FaceApp photo filter to make them look like Grammas and Grampas, then share their sagging skin and yellow teeth on social media. But experts are warning that the free “old age filter,” created in 2017 by developers at Wireless Lab in St. Petersburg, Russia, poses security concerns that may give them access to your personal information and identity. Oops...

When you grant permission for FaceApp to access your photo gallery, their Terms and Conditions say that they have the right to modify, reproduce and publish any of the images you process through its AI. You could end up in a Russian vodka ad...or worse.

UK-based Digitas strategist James Whatley said on Twitter, “You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable… royalty-free… license to use, adapt, publish, distribute your user content… in all media formats… when you post or otherwise share.” That means they can also use your real name, your username or “any likeness provided” in any format without notifying, much less paying, you.

Now your face looks alarmed!

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