Privacy concerns raised over photo app FaceApp, company responds

The Russian company behind the viral photo-editing app ‘FaceApp’, that lets users virtually look older, responded to the privacy concerns over the users’ photos. “Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours,” FaceApp said.

FaceApp,  the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy. We’ve pasted the company’s full statement at the bottom of this post.

The tl;dr here is that concerns had been raised that FaceApp, a Russian startup, uploads users’ photos to the cloud — without making it clear to them that processing is not going on locally on their device. Read More

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