The world of mobile applications could be saturated. At the moment it seems that there is an application for almost anything, which makes standing out in this context a more complex task. However, the FaceApp application seems to have found a path of relevance. On Monday afternoon, the aforementioned application became a trend in the Mexican market thanks to the hashtag FaceApp through which users uploaded all kinds of images that refer to the main function of this software. At the time of writing, the label was in the first position among Twitter trends with a total of 29.1 thousand tweets.
What is behind this application
The possibility of glimpsing how we can look when we age has captivated everyone, which has caused the interest in using this app to mark an extremely interesting Austria Mobile Database peak of interest on the rise. However, what is also known as “old man filter” is an app that has been involved in controversy somewhat because of its origin as well as the type of information it collects and that can be used by the big players in the digital world.
The program was created in Russia in 2017 by developer Yaroslav Goncharov, who gained some popularity thanks to a skin-lightening “beauty” filter. The software, which made it possible to give faces an Asian, Indian, Caucasian or black look, was the target of hundreds of complaints of racism. Taking this last and controversial app as a precedent, it is important to mention that the face that allowed to modify the faces to adopt features of certain ethnic groups was also accused of “scamming” users, since in the terms and conditions of the app (that few users leen) it was stated that if this app were sold to some other developer or company, the data collected through the use of it would also be their property.
This is a matter of capital importance if we consider that although the applications are usually free, the vast majority of the time users pay for their use with information. In this case, in addition to FaceApp accessing contact and location data, for example, the record of biometric features remains.
In this way, in accordance with the privacy terms delivered by FaceApp to its users, the software that is now in fashion can “share user content and information with companies that form the same group as FaceApp. (…) We can share your information, as well as cookie Brother Cell Phone List information, log files and location data with third parties that help us provide the service ”. The payment can be very high if we consider the latest cases of data breaches and other privacy problems that have been associated with the use of third-party apps. Some analysts indicate that as with other “viral challenges” such as # 10YearsChallenge, behind these movements may be large companies such as Google, Apple or Facebook themselves that use all these images to train their intelligent facial recognition algorithms and capitalize in a more punctual (and chilling) way the data that the consumer voluntarily decides to deliver.