Viral FaceApp Raises Alarms About Privacy

July 18, 2019 posted by



FACE APP NOW HAS ACCESS TO MORE THAN 100 MILLION BASIS. CHUCK SCHUMER SAYS THE FBI MUST INVESTIGATE THE RUSSIAN COMPANY THAT CREATED IT. TARA MOLINA SAT DOWN WITH AN EXPERT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PRIVACY MANY GAVE UP. TER? Reporter: THE PHOTOS, THE COMPANY ACTUALLY OWNS THOSE PHOTOS NOW. MILLIONS OF THEM. AND WHATEVER INFORMATION THEY CHOSE TO SHARE. IT IS A HUGE CONCERN WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY BLOWING UP RIGHT NOW. CELEBRITIES DID IT. LeBRON, DRAKE, GORDON RAMSAY, THE JONAS BROTHERS. MILLIONS JOINED THEM, JUMPING ON FACE APP. ALL PEOPLE WHO THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SAYS TREATED THEIR PRIVACY FOR A FEW WRINKLES AND GRAY. BY UPLOADING YOUR PHOTOS , THEY LITERALLY OWN POTENTIALLY YOUR PHOTOS FOREVER. Reporter: THERE IN THE LIES THE LESSON. DON'T SKIP THE FINE PRINT. THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WITH IT. Reporter: THIS IS ALSO WHERE THE COMPANY, BASED IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, INFORMED USERS THEY WILL COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS WHERE SOMETHING THAT SEEMS LIKE FUN AND GAMES CAN GET MURKY. THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SAID GIVE US 3 MILLION PEOPLE TO UPLOAD THEIR PHOTOS. THEY WOULD COMPLY WITH SAID DEMAND. THAT WOULD BE A GOOD START OF A FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE PROGRAM. Reporter: SOME OF THE FASTEST-GROWING TECHNOLOGY. YOU UNLOCK YOUR iPHONE WITH YOUR FACE. YOU ARE ESSENTIALLY GIVING AWAY YOUR FINGERPRINT. Reporter: THIS EXPERT SAYS IT WOULDN'T HURT TO START TAKING YOUR FACE A LITTLE MORE SERIOUSLY. SEE WHAT PRIVACY YOU ARE GIVING UP FOR THE NEAT PHOTO YOU ARE GOING TO POST TO FACEBOOK. Reporter: FACE APP DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST FOR MORE INFORMATION THAT HAS SHARED THAT THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH REQUESTS TO DELETE DATA. THEY CLAIM THEY DO NOT SHARE OR

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