So everybody is using the face app…except me. Many people think it’s cute to change your face to 100 years old. But I just find it creepy. Enough about my shallow opinions. However, Face App causes privacy concerns.
First of all, it’s a Russian startup. Remember that whole Russia 2016 election controversy? Then, there are questionable cloud issues. Over 100 million people use the Face App now. In fact, it’s now the most popular app in the Apple Store. Just keep in mind once Apple and Russian company Wireless Labs gets your face, they got it. They can do whatever they want with it. They can even send it to the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin himself. Or, they can use it to train their AI robots to fund their cause. In fact, once you put anything in the cloud, that licence goes to someone else.
However, Face App doesn’t want you to panic. In fact, they made a list stating why this app is safe. They insist they never transfer any images from a phone to the cloud. But they say the only reason a photo ends up in the cloud is because of performance and traffic reason. They assure us they don’t share the Face App photos with any third party person. Yes, they admit their headquarters are in Russia. However, they claim their data never transfers to Russia.
I’m sorry Face App, but this doesn’t make me feel any better. Face App causes privacy concerns, just like other apps have in the past. In fact, it seems like every other month or so, there seems to be some IT support privacy threat. This month, it seems to be the Face App. I’m not really buying their explanation. Is it worth putting all your pictures in their hands just for a few online likes and laughs? Do your precious photos mean that little?