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Most of you would be already familiar with this app which was actually launched in 2017. This app shows that how we will look after 40 years from now. FaceApp is a mobile app which has face editing features and all the components of the Tech Privacy Data Breach Scandal.

It's a concept which is going VIRAL and  trucks loaded with Celebrities and other people are using it very frequently. This app allows users to click the live photo from mobile camera and also earlier saved photos can also be used for editing.

The ownership of FaceApp lies in Russia with a software company "Wireless Lab" which has added to the Mystery and there are over 150 million people who are using this app. So, is it proving Danger to your Privacy or it's just for fun? ViraLifEarth had tried to help you out..

Concerns over FaceApp

Let's check out:

You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you. When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Services, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your [username], location or profile photo) will be visible to the public.

You grant FaceApp consent to use the User Content, regardless of whether it includes an individual’s name, likeness, voice or persona, sufficient to indicate the individual’s identity. By using the Services, you agree that the User Content may be used for commercial purposes. You further acknowledge that FaceApp’s use of the User Content for commercial purposes will not result in any injury to you or to any person you authorized to act on its behalf. 
 By accessing or using our Services, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information about you in and to the United States and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you make a request to access (i.e., visit) a web page or app. It can also be provided when the content of the webpage or app is downloaded to your browser or device.

Provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing.

We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that FaceApp is part of, or that become part of that group (“Affiliates”). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Service (including by providing analytics) and Affiliates’ own services (including by providing you with better and more relevant experiences). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your photos.
We also may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.
We may also share certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

FaceApp has all your Private Data
We also, sent questions about the same to the company to which app founder and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov said
"We don't SELL or SHARE any USER data with any third parties."

He also added: "Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date/ time."

Now, here we are providing our personal information to the FaceApp which are:
  1. Images of our face.
  2. Our Personal Information
 These data can be sell to marketing companies, face recognition software companies and the government.

Also, one more important thing to note:
The app doesn't tell user that the images which they are processing are stored on there CLOUD SERVERS not on there personal devices.

CONCLUSION: Be very careful that what permissions you are giving to the app and actively opt-out all the features that you don't want for the app.

Remember, everything comes for a cost and here YOU are paying the cost in the form of losing YOUR Privacy and Personal Information.