FaceApp old age ‘challenge’ goes viral

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Controversial photo-editing app FaceApp is back, with a new “challenge” showing what people will look like as they age.

The app, which launched in 2017, uses artificial intelligence to augment users’ facial expressions and make them look older or younger, or change their gender.

Singer Bebe Cool is pictured as an 80-year old using the App.

It has gone viral again in the last few days, with thousands of people posting “aged” selfies of themselves on social media, using the hashtag #FaceAppChallenge.

The challenge has proved so popular that even celebrities such as Jose Chameleone, Bobi and Barbie Kyagulanyi, Eddie Kenzo, Bebe Cool, Alex Bagonza (A Pass) are getting involved

Old is Gold. How Jose Chameleone would look like in his late 80’s

However, some online privacy experts have raised concerns that the app, which is developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, could be accessing and storing users’ images without their permission.

The company’s terms and conditions state that, by using the app, users agree to allow FaceApp to use, modify, adapt and publish any images that they upload.

“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,” the Ts&Cs state.

FaceApp is also allowed to use your name, username or any likeness provided in any media format it likes without compensation, meaning you will not be paid for it, or have any ability to take it down or complain about it.

Singer Apass is pictured as an old grumpy dread locked man

FaceApp uploads your photo to the cloud for processing, rather than carry out on-device processing like many apps do. After doing so, it retains the image long after you’ve deleted the app.

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