FaceApp At Your Own Risk
Image Source: Washington Post
If you’re active on social media, chances are you’ve been inundated with photos of people aged about 30 years. Thanks to a photo-editing service called FaceApp that has recently gone viral (though it originally launched in 2017), you can see what you’ll look like when you’re old, young, wearing glasses, rocking a beard, and other features (some of which require a paid subscription). Even the celebs are getting in on it, and we will admit, it makes for quality #content.
As with many viral apps, though, the FaceApp fad has already stemmed security concerns. Users are being told to download the app at their own risk, as recent rumors are circulating that — since the app was created at Wireless Lab in St. Petersburg Russia — it gives developers and possibly hackers access to your personal information.
Essentially, once downloading the app and allowing access to your photos, FaceApp can not only access your personal information – photos, name, username – but can modify and adapt your content. These reports don’t seem to be causing too much worry though, as the FaceApp has over 80 million active users.
So, download at your own risk, or just wait and be surprised at what you’ll look like 30 years from now!
Posted by Katerina