FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation | 2019-07-18

FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation

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18th July, 2019 01:23:46 printer

FaceApp: Chuck Schumer asks for FBI investigation

 

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users' photos to make them look older or younger.

In a letter posted on Twitter, Mr Schumer called it "deeply troubling" that personal data of US citizens could go to a "hostile foreign power".

Privacy concerns have been raised about the Russian company which developed the app after it went viral in recent days.

FaceApp has previously denied the allegations.

Wireless Lab, a company based in St. Petersburg, says it does not permanently store images, and does not collect troves of data - only uploading specific photos selected by users for editing.


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