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Is FaceApp fun or evil – What is new?

News you want to use week 30.

FaceApp became wildly popular, seemingly overnight. Applying a filter powered by artificial intelligence, the photo-editing app modifies photos of its users’ faces to show them what they might look like when they’re much older. The resulting images aren’t the only thing about FaceApp that strikes some people as creepy. FaceApp is the handiwork of a relatively unknown company in Russia—a provenance that, amid evidence of election interference and other misdeeds by Russian hackers, has raised widespread concerns in several governments. The problem with FaceApp is that there are few controls on how your data, including your face data, will be used. But the problems that FaceApp poses aren’t unique – it can be found in many parts of todays society.

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