Launched in 2017, FaceApp has gone viral after two years years of its launch on the social media. The FaceApp is using Artificial Intelligence Technology to show an old look of a person. It has become so popular that celebrities all over the world are using this app and sharing their old look at various social media platforms.
Is there a risk in using FaceApp? Does FaceApp access photo library? Such questions are coming in people's mind and they express their views on social media.
A user named Elizabeth Potts Weinstein, Lawyer by profession as mention on her Twitter account handle questions FaceApp privacy issues and wrote, "If you use #FaceApp you are giving them a license to use your photos, your name, your username, and your likeness for any purpose including commercial purposes."
If you use #FaceApp you are giving them a license to use your photos, your name, your username, and your likeness for any purpose including commercial purposes (like on a billboard or internet ad) -- see their Terms: https://t.co/e0sTgzowoN pic.twitter.com/XzYxRdXZ9q— Elizabeth Potts Weinstein (@ElizabethPW) July 17, 2019
Another user Joshua, an iOS developer took to twitter and shared his experience with FaceApp. He wrote, "Is this FaceApp? As soon as I granted access to my photos it started listing them slowly a row at a time, almost like network delays."
I would really like iOS to include an option to grant permissions per-app to specific photo albums instead of the entire photo library precisely because of the potential for situations like this. https://t.co/vzfmoPmK1x— Anthony Saunders (@apfEID) July 16, 2019