Everyone has been sending pictures of people as they might look like in the future over the last week or so and it has been OH SO FUNNY, but it turns out that it might have cost you way more than you bargained for.
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Yesterday we told you how Russian spies now had control of all your photos after you gave them access to your Camera Roll in order to utilise the FaceApp technology, and it turns out that things are even more out of control than we thought today as it’s emerged today that FaceApp now has access to the names and faces of over 150 million people out there. That’s a whole lot of data.
What perhaps makes it even worse is that we all willingly allowed them access and use of our photos and names thanks to this clause in the user agreement:
You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you.
When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Services, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your [username], location or profile photo) will be visible to the public.
Probably should have read that hey? Oh well I’m sure most people won’t be that bothered considering Facebook probably has access to all their data and photographs and they don’t care about that. Just the way things go these days right?
If you are one of the people out there that’s actually worried about what people might be doing with your data then listen up because PhoneArena’s Peter Kostadinov is here to tell you:
You might end up on a billboard somewhere in Moscow, but your face will most likely end up training some AI facial-recognition algorithm.
Rad. I mean I probably would have liked to have been able to make that decision for myself – and maybe even get paid for it if my face was on a billboard – but I guess gaining the ability to mess around with my mate’s faces is probably worth foregoing that right. Kinda dumb that people are even getting miffed about it really hey?
For more of the same, check out this new Russian trend of hot women polishing guns. Wonder how many of them gave permission?