Photo editor FaceApp goes viral again, prompting security concerns

I’m still suspicious of these kind of apps so don’t take part though lots of my Facebook contacts have shared photos…:

  • FaceApp, a more than 2-year-old app created by a Russia-based developer, has seen a recent spike in use due to some celebrities and influencers taking part in the “FaceApp Challenge.”
  • But the sudden popularity of the app has also triggered growing concerns about how apps use the data and images supplied by users, particularly those that are owned or operated outside the US. One such concern for FaceApp centered on whether the app could access user photos without permission. Researchers found that those concerns were unfounded.

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