FaceApp Storm Social Media, Raises Concerns

An App that projects how an individual will look at old age and at a younger age, stormed the internet last week with users trying out with several photos.

However, new information shows that the app may be collecting sensitive data from users.

The app has actually been around for a couple of years now but has seen a resurgence in popularity fueled by a torrent of celebrities who’ve been posting what they’ll look like as geriatrics. You can download it for iOS here and Android devices here.

The app is pretty simple to use. You can use it to take a photo of yourself, or just pick one from your image library. Scroll over to the “age” filter, and voila. You can also see celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, above, who’ve done the same thing and posted the results to social media, many of which can be found via the #FaceAppChallenge hashtag.

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