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FaceApp Is Going Viral But App Is Called For Investigation From Democrats

FaceApp, the photoaging app that is used by millions of people to witness their future face after 40-50 years. While it will be called out by Democrats as a part of the investigation because it comes from Russia. We know that Cambridge analytica scandal that meddled with the U.S. elections came from Russia.

Oxford reports have learned that The Democratic National Committee has sent an alert to the 2020 Presidential campaigns on Wednesday. “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture. Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians,” the alert from Bob Lord DNC’s chief security office obtained from CNN.

While the Facepp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov said to the media outlet back then that it uploads the photos on its servers and deletes within 48 hours of upload time. He also adds that the user is only uploading a single photo of the user and not the entire cameroll. Additionally, it tells that “We don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties,” and that “even though the core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia.”

There’s no doubt that Democrats are concerned as it used Russian developers to develop the app that hacked the DNC after the Presidential election. Out of the full statement by Faceapp, one of its points said  “All FaceApp features are available without logging in, and you can log in only from the settings screen. As a result, 99% of users don’t log in; therefore, we don’t have access to any data that could identify a person.”


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