Viral face changing application, FaceApp, reportedly now owns access to millions of people’s photos.
According to Forbes, FaceApp now owns access to over 150 million photos and names and can do with it as they please for as long as they like
-Forbes reports that according to the terms of service of the application, the company owns a never ending and royalty-free licence to do anything with the information
Once in a while on social media, a trend takes over the social media space with people not knowing the origin but just joining in the fun.
The trend that seems to have the hearts of internet users at the moment is the FaceApp challenge. This involves an application that enables users see what they might look like in years to come.
A number of people have joined the challenge including celebrities. However, todaynaija.com has gathered that the FaceApp application now owns access to the information of its users.
According to John Koetsier of Forbes, the application now owns irrevocable and never-ending access to do anything with the names and faces of its users.
It has been gathered that according to the terms of service of the application, the company now has a right to do whatever they wish with the information gathered from its users.
Forbes reported that a former Rackspace manager, Rob La Gesse, also gave opinion on the application.
He said: “To make FaceApp actually work, you have to give it permissions to access your photos – ALL of them. But it also gains access to Siri and Search …. Oh, and it has access to refreshing in the background – so even when you are not using it, it is using you.”
Some fans also went ahead to do the challenge for their favorite celebrities.
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