Viral Sensation #AgeChallenge Raises Concerns With FaceApp Privacy Policy

The viral FaceApp challenge has captured millions of social media users worldwide as well as an extensive list of celebrities including Drake, Sam Smith, the Jonas Brothers, and Lil Nas. Some of our favorite producers and DJs like Diplo, Skrillex, and Dillon Francis (pictured above) have also taken on the challenge and shared their aged photos on Instagram.

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But now the old-age photo filter sensation has led to some concerns regarding privacy issues. According to the New York Post, “FaceApp, which you grant permission to access your photo gallery, also includes in their Terms and Conditions that they have the right to modify, reproduce and publish any of the images you process through its AI.” In reaction to the growing social media and news coverage about the AI photo editor’s privacy policy, users have uproared with security concerns. The idea that the Russian app is keeping photos on their servers and potentially sharing that information within Russia has driven some Democratic officials, like NY Senator Chuck Schumer, to call for an FBI investigation into the “national security and privacy risks” FaceApp poses, reported today by NPR.

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