Russian Application FaceApp Bothers American Politicians
OREANDA-NEWS The Russian application FaceApp, which with the help of the filter “old” ages the people in the photos, was considered a threat to US national security. This was stated by the leader of the Democrats of the American Senate, Chuck Schumer.
"To use the application, users must provide the company with full and unconditional access to their personal photos and data," - said in a letter to Sumer, which he sent to the director of the FBI and the US Federal Trade Commission. He also posted a document on Twitter. The senator is confident that the developers of the application, whose headquarters is located in St. Petersburg, can continue to use the photos without the user's consent. The politician addressed in a letter to the FBI, so that they would find out whether the data of American users would fall into the Russian government or organizations cooperating with him, the National News Service said.
The FaceApp application was developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab. Users can upload photos to the program, and the neural network allows the person in the frame to change the face, age, gender and add tattoos. The application gained popularity thanks to the flashmob, which staged the stars of show business.