FaceApp, privacy and exploitation rights of uploaded photos
Quickly take a selfie, chase it through the app and pick up some comments and likes on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or in the WhatsApp group. That sounds like a funny idea for the everyday ego boost. However, the FaceApp app for Apple iPhone and Android smartphone may bring with it some unwanted long-term effects for its users. From the photographic gag, which is forgotten in two weeks, could lie on the servers of the developers lying photo-pair with current and aged image namely – reasonably even.
Because, among other things, the time in the above linked article shows, one agrees with the use of FaceApp that the fed photos are not only processed on external servers (instead of locally on the terminal), but there can also be stored indefinitely. Even if you delete a photo on the phone from the app, developers reserve the right to continue saving it on their servers. The reuse is for example for advertising. So, if FaceApp is going to do TV commercials, you might find yourself back in it – without asking and free of charge.
Who or what is FaceApp?
Behind FaceApp are the developers of Wireless Lab OOO , based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This fact, as well as the agreements in question, which you meet with the creators of the app when downloading and using FaceApp, can be read on the “Terms” page of the official website. This includes, among other things, this long and incomprehensible for non-English-speaking people sentence:
For my taste, these are a few too many and too big concessions for the little aging or rejuvenating fun in between. Because the promised rights are irrevocable (!) And also transferable (!) – that is, you can not resist, so to speak, that the images of other companies or institutions (commercial) are used. Who needs Stock Footage?
Conclusion to the Trend App 2019
Do not download FaceApp and forbid anyone who has photos of you to hunt your pictures through their app! Because #FaceApp is not fun, but an extensive collection of photos, in the future possibly effective facial recognition and personal data. The social media trend should be ended as soon as possible with a counter-disclosure. Or what do you say? Leave a comment on the topic there!