Help, The Russians May Have My Nudes and Yours Too
If you've been on social media the past few days you've more than likely noticed your friends looking much older in their pictures. We live in the digital age and whether we're swapping genders or adding some other weird filter to our faces, we're always looking for the next fun thing on the internet or on our phones.
The Russian company, FaceApp has gone viral recently for it's ability to make people look significantly older. According to Forbes, over 100 million people have downloaded it in. It's truly taken the world by storm and with any storm there are going to be some dark clouds.
By allowing the app permission to your photos you may have given up some privacy.
You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you.
According to Tech Crunch, FaceApp has issued a response stating that they are not transferring all user info and that most content is deleted in 48 hours.
Should we be worried? Will our old withered faces be used on Russian billboards for some weird pharmaceutical company?
Who knows? Are any of our pictures safe on the apps we use? I have no clue but I do know I'm going to look damn good when I'm older. I look like Sean Connery.