Protecting your Privacy (FaceApp)
Thanks to its capacity to show you what you might look like in distinct conditions, FaceApp is the latest viral app. For its gender-swapping filters, this app first became popular a few years ago, and now it has a revival thanks to an aging filter. Along with its renewed popularity, however, there are specific concerns about safety and privacy, exactly because the app is based in Russia.
To start with, the thing to remember is that privacy is not always something that can be readily accomplished on the internet. You chip away from your private privacy whenever you upload a picture to Facebook or share your place on Instagram. FaceApp can be a risk of privacy in much the same way, but only if you give it more access than it needs. It does nothing other than several other applications accessible through Google Play; the large distinction is the location of the business that owns the app.
Overall, it’s worth remembering that it’s not harmful to use the app itself; at least it’s not intrinsically more dangerous than the social media locations that most individuals use every day.