Privacy concerns on FaceApp  


New Delhi: The privacy concerns around FaceApp were raised by a number of people because of device-related information to a service operated by a company based in Russia.

There has been a lot of hue and cry on whether popular photo app FaceApp is accessing users’ private data unethically.

There are millions, including people in India, who are transforming their current photo using age filter to see how they will look like when they are old. And these people are also sharing these photos on social media.

In fact, FaceApp may also collect similar information from emails sent to their users which then help the company track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by the recipients. The Russian company says the information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the service in its privacy policy.

FaceApp has clarified that it is not a privacy risk. In a statement, it has said: “FaceApp performs most of the photo processing in the cloud. We only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. We never transfer any other images from the phone to the cloud. Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date. We also accept requests from users for removing all their data from our servers.”

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