A warning to share with your family & friends:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 2, 2019
This year when millions were downloading #FaceApp, I asked the FBI if the app was safe.
Well, the FBI just responded.
And they told me any app or product developed in Russia like FaceApp is a potential counterintelligence threat. pic.twitter.com/ioMzpp2Xi5
"Photographs are temporarily cached on the cloud servers during the editing process, and encrypted using a key stored locally on the user’s device," Goncharov told Republic World. "Photographs remain in the cloud for a limited period of 24-48 hours after users have last edited the photograph, and are then deleted along with editing data associated with the photograph."
Although there is no evidence that FaceApp sends users data to Russia, the FBI said that Russia's ability to access communications directly via internet service providers makes any app built there risky.
FaceApp is an AI-enabled photo-editing app that offers age filter to make users virtually look older.