[ALERT] FACEAPP PRIVACY ISSUE

Submitted by irteam on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 16:29

FaceApp’s viral challenge had attracted around 80 million users for both IOS and Android which uses artificial intelligence to digitally transform a face to make it smile, look younger, look older or change gender.Its Privacy policy states that it could collects location information and details about users' browsing activities
Information gathered will be share to third-party advertisement partners to deliver targeted ads.It could collect data without user permissions

Affected System
IOS and Android


Recommendations

  • Uninstall or delete the app immediately
  • Scan device with updated antivirus
  • Best practice is to read the terms and condition before downloading any app so that users would know how their data or information would be treated
  • Deleting FaceApp:
  • Go to the upper left corner settings in FaceApp, then go to Support.
  • Click on “Bug reporting and send logs.”
  • Ask for the deletion of your information and ensure that the term “privacy” is included in the request.