If you spent even a little bit of time online in the past few days, you would have come across pictures of people that were edited to make them look considerably older. But before you consider jumping on the wagon, think again.
The National Cybersecurity Authority has issued a warning against using the viral face-transforming mobile application
FaceApp, the viral app that over 100 million people have downloaded FaceApp from Google Play, and the app is also currently the No. 1 free, and No. 2 grossing, app on the Apple App Store, is being cited to use user’s personal information.
The app allows users to upload photos of their faces and have them edited to look older, a popular trick that filled the social media feeds of millions of users spread over more than 100 countries.
FaceApp is now trending in Saudi Arabia now too.
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) July 17, 2019
Cybersecurity concerns over how the photos could be misused by the app -raised concerns among many users, and the NCA has now warned against using it, stressing not to grant it access to personal images.