This week, the top trending application is one familiar to you if you’ve been on social media. FaceApp takes a current photo of you and transforms it to give you a glimpse into the future. The problem? Once you allow FaceApp access to your photo, you give it permission to use your picture and name for any reason, for any amount of time.
More than 100 million people have downloaded the app, which claims that users still own their user content. However, take a look at the fine print:
FaceApp has responded to the concerns over user privacy, including the ties to its Russian-based team. You can read the full statement here.
This may not be presenting the overwhelming sense of danger some outlets have expressed it to be, but it still presents a common issue facing us all today in the digital age. Cyber security and identity theft can range from an inconvenience to a life altering and expensive event. Click here to connect with one of our experts on how to not only protect yourself and your family, but also your small business against cyber attacks.