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Social News: FaceApp Is Back, Along With Privacy Concerns

By David Schonauer   Monday July 22, 2019

FaceApp, a Russia-based app that applies filters to photos, has been spotlight, for good and bad reasons: The app first went viral in 2017, but now it’s catching on because of a filter that makes users look older or younger. However, users have been surprised to learn that the app’s creators are harvesting metadata from their photos. “Russians now own all your old photos,” noted The New York Post in an article. The Democratic National Committee even sent out an alert, reports The New York Times.

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