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FaceApp, Russia and Your Data

July 17, 2019 | News, Security

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The hottest new app on Facebook is FaceApp — the app that takes your face and shows you and your friends (and arguably the rest of the world) what you’ll look like in the future. But stop and think about this — you’re giving an app your face and they’re loading it up to their servers. In this era of privacy concerns, artificial intelligence and online security, some might think, “what could go wrong?”

“… the idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny—including, and especially, the ones you use the most.”

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Read more from the Wired article by Brian Barrett and — let’s be careful out there.

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