FBI: FaceApp Potential Spy Risk

FBI: FaceApp Potential Spy Risk

The FBI has confirmed to a US senator that the popular mobile application FaceApp could be a counter-intelligence risk because of its Russian developers.

The app — which uses AI to transform the faces of users to make them look older, change gender and so on — leapt to fame earlier this year when the #FaceAppChallenge started trending.

It was said that the title, which was created by St Petersburg-based Wireless Labs in 2017, has access to the facial images of over 150 million users globally.

By Phil Muncaster 

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