Panic because FaceApp sunk to the Senate Seanna Saveliev | 18.07.2019
In the Wake of worries among the common users of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal trade Commission to investigate national security and privacy
It would seem that this application for editing your photos, since even the officials drew attention to it? The first, which climbed all the noise is a requirement of the application “complete and
irreversible access to their private photos and data”, what convinced the Sumer. FaceApp the developers have already explained that’s not true, but the second argument of the Senator was “of Russian origin”.
In his letter, sent to FBI and Federal trade Commission, Chuck Schumer wrote that the application may present a “risk to national security and privacy for millions
citizens of the United States.” In addition, he sent out a warning to the presidential candidates from 2020, warning them from using FaceApp. His employees he also urged him to remove.
Schumer said that the location of the application to edit photos in Russia raises the suspicion that FaceApp allows third parties, including foreign governments, to have access to
data of American citizens. However, the company denies it, claiming that user data is not sent to Russia, and its servers are in the USA.
Twitter users also worried Russian origin application, but the bulk of the panic is associated still with the cloud, which FaceApp loads of pictures, because can not physically
to treat them as exactly locally. Another problem is connected with priority over the settings in which, even barring access to their camera, iOS users will be able to choose a photo for
processing. But here there is no conspiracy. All these and many other things the developers explained in a statement.
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