FaceApp privacy policy under scrutiny


(ABC) – The internet sensation called FaceApp has been taking over social media the past 24 hours.

Celebs like Dwayne Wade, Lebron James and Kevin Hart have posted their own pics.

The free mobile app uses a type of artificial intelligence to “transform your face with just one tap!”

It’s not the first time the FaceApp developed by a small team from Russia went viral. In 2017, it was criticized for what some considered “racist” filters that lightened users’ skin tones.

Now, in the wake of recent social media scandals, where other platforms have been taken to task for giving away users private information, and many are now wondering if FaceApp is just more of the same.

FaceApp’s privacy policy has not been updated since 2017. Critics caution the app may collect more than just the pictures users upload.

According to the policy, FaceApp “cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to FaceApp or guarantee that information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.”

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