Don’t Use FaceAPP Until You Read This

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Did you recently download FaceApp to predict what you’ll look like in old age as many are doing?

You may be unsettled to learn what you agreed to in the app’s terms and conditions.

At the same time, people have been giving FaceApp the power to use their pictures, and names for any purpose they wish.

After the app went viral this week, some noticed the legal document is worryingly vague.

It gives the app permission to use your likeness, name and username, for any purpose, without your consent, forever, even if you delete it.

Over 100,000 million people have downloaded the app from Google Play. FaceApp is now the top-ranked app on the iOS App Store in 121 countries. This is according to App Annie and people are wondering if it is safe.

This is the second time FaceApp has gone viral. Its first brush with fame, back in 2017, was boosted by outrage over filters that changed your ethnicity.


Is Viral App, FaceApp safe or not?

Most phone users normally don’t have the time to scan and read through apps user agreement policies. This has caused more harm than good as many has personally given out their details to people who later uses people to come after them.

Below are the User Agreement Policy of the popular FaceApp that most users don’t know about;

FaceApp policy

Following the above terms and condition which most users must not have read and blindly clicked on continue while trying to sign up, you see that your details aren’t saved at all.

I advise you don’t supply any detail that when licked will affect you. This is because they have all the rights to use it like you already agreed by clicking the “I Agree Button”.

Aside from what it can do with your photo (as per their terms), users on FaceApp are also giving the app access to a number of different things including:

  • Data from cookies
  • Log files
  • Device identifiers
  • Location data
  • Usage data

The app provides this data to “Affiliates,” “Service Providers,” and “Third-Party Advertising Partners,” as per its privacy policy.

A top Senate Democrat in the U.S., Chuck Schumer, went to lengths and called on the FBI to review the app. This he presumes could pose “national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens.”


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