Look for “FaceApp” and you`ll be faced with a veritable stream of songs that cover `this clause` in the user contract. Whether it`s fair or not, the only thing we certainly agree on is that no user agreement needs to be as broad as FaceApp`s, whether it`s malicious or simply negligent. If there is nothing dubious, there is no need to create the possibility of something dubious happening in the future. I`m sure faceapp is probably used to train facial recognition systems, but, dude, I`m not going to age well. pic.twitter.com/BieanijVXl virality comes naturally with control. The media have been notified (and this is not the first time) of a clause in the user agreement indicating that users of the app give access to all their photos as well as search data. It is likely that this triggered a media storm. It remains to be seen whether the app`s reputation can recover (and how it is really damaged). FaceApp allows us to learn a lot about these things, as well as how users react to the controversy. Hopefully we won`t be as receptive to how application user agreements can make us vulnerable to data misuse… Founder Jaroslaw Goncharov told Forbes that subsequent iterations of the user agreement will most likely remove references to the right to access images from FaceApp users. His justification for its registration was primarily to reflect Instagram`s data protection policy, with the aim of transforming it into a “social network for faces”. There have been protests from the FaceApp camp that this is a general agreement and that nothing unpleasant has happened.
Nevertheless, with Cambridge Analytica and “Collusion” still relatively fresh in memory, some users are rightly cautious. We don`t have any concrete statistics on FaceApp`s revenue. Yaroslav Goncharov said the application is profitable and yields good revenue and growth. We use the photos you provide when you use the app for a reason other than to provide you with the app`s editing functionality. We can use information other than photos for purposes: potentially disturbing to FaceApp users viral – and all those previously active: When FaceApp users log in, they agree to let FaceApp/Wireless use their face for any purpose they want. Users also give access to the application to siri and search functions.