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Growing old with FaceApp is fun but accepting its terms blindly may be risky for one

Growing old with FaceApp is fun but accepting its terms blindly may be risky for one

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2019 12:39 PM GMT

At a time when the FaceApp has delighted a massive group of users and led to a sort of ecstasy by letting one convert his image into an aged-looking face, another thing that has concerned the tech experts is that the craze for trying the app and looking older will perhaps end up breaching the privacy norms of one.

The FaceApp uses artificial intelligence to change the photos of people. As people can either look younger or older through a little transformation of their images made by the app, the app is currently highly on demand. Amidst all the craze and trends of using the FaceApp, people seem to have overlooked the terms and conditions of the app that is being given to a person while installing the app on his phone.

The terms quoted by the Russian-owned app while installing it reads, “You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you.”

This means, as per the terms accepted by a user, while using FaceApp, the user also permits the app the complete right to use or even distribute the image worldwide in which the person cannot raise any objection.

The privacy policy of the firm also makes it clear that the users' information stored in the phone may also be collected and stored and it might later be used in ads or other forms of marketing.

What is more important to know for one at this point is that the developers in Russia have even warned people and suggesting one not to use it.

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