Face App is a new application that has become a trend and one of the most downloaded in recent days. How does it work and what does it do? Here we tell you
Have you wondered what it will look like when you are 60 or 70 years old? Face App will help you to clear this doubt. This app of Russian origin has gone viral and one of the most downloaded in recent days, both in the Google Play Store (Android) and the App Store (Apple).
How does it work?
The app is free for all devices, however, it has some features that are paid. Its operation is quite simple since the user has two options: use a profile photo stored in his gallery and that the app will recognize or take one from the app at the moment.
The results are surprising since the app scans and process the image, using an algorithm that simulates aging in the face, showing a possible result of how each person would look if he was between 60 to 70 years old.
Several personalities have already joined this app and have shown their results, here some of them:
Is it safe to use Face App?
Experts in digital security warn about the use of the Face App, since their privacy policies, available only in English, are ambiguous.
This app was created by the Russian company Wireless Lab, a company based in St. Petersburg, led by engineer Yaroslav Goncharov.
The latest update on their privacy policies was made in January 2017 and among them it is mentioned that the app “collects all the content generated by the user (photos and/or videos), as well as other behavior information through analysis tools of third parties, cookies and identifiers of your device to provide personalized content and advertising. “
The data that generates more alarm is that it is detailed that, in case the company decides to sell the rights of the app to a buyer, this would have access to the database of the app, where it would store all the photos or videos that each user has gone up
A problem that this situation entails is that intelligence agencies of some country decide to intervene in the app and obtain the confidential information of each user.