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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 06:55 PM

Photo editor FaceApp goes viral again, prompting security concerns

Source: NBC News

A photo editing app has introduced a few new wrinkles to the faces of celebrities and to the ongoing discussion around personal digital security.

FaceApp, a more than 2-year-old app created by a Russia-based developer, has seen a recent spike in use due to some celebrities and influencers taking part in the "FaceApp Challenge."

The app has a host of image-altering features such as adding a smile or appearing to change a person's gender. Those taking part in the challenge are using the app to make themselves appear elderly, giving fans a preview of what their favorite athletes or celebrities would look like once they become senior citizens.

The Democratic National Committee felt the app posed enough of a risk to send an alert to its party's presidential campaigns on Wednesday, warning against using the app that was "developed by Russians," according to a source familiar with the alert who was not authorized to speak publicly. The warning was first reported by CNN.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/photo-editor-faceapp-goes-viral-again-prompting-security-concerns-n1030776



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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 09:42 PM

1. Is there a nefarious Russian cyber warfare bug in it?

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:26 PM

2. And TikTok is okay?

Oh, that's right. Currently Russia is our enemy and China is our friend. (?)

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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:41 PM

3. Deep Fakes are us... nt.

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