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FaceApp became viral again. Does it endanger our personal life?

Faceapp. The app is re-used viral after two years traffic. Its effects have improved and many influencers they decided to reinstate it app in the foreground. His first appearance was made two years ago by a group of Russian developers.

Some new features that allow you to edit your face by making it seem older or newer seem to have annoyed users.

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The new viral version of FaceApp, however, creates some new questions about it safety of users.

The first is whether stores it background of your photo.

What's more, how to allow you to select photos without giving it to application access your photo library;

Access to the photo library is essentially due to an Apple API that was introduced to iOS 11, which allows a user to select a single photo from one system dialog to process it.

Because the user has to touch a photo, it is activated a function of it Apple called user intent. In other words, the company believes that once you tap on the photo, the application can use it.

This policy, eventually, may be fairer. It allows you to assign a photo's permission to an application instead of your entire library. FaceApp can not "see" any of your photos until you click on it.

Unfortunately, there is still some dissatisfaction with this policy. Critics believe that Apple allows this way in an application to treat this feature as API even if a user has set "Photo Access setting" to "Never".

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Apple needs to find a way to fix this feature in the future or make it clearer to users how they would share their photos.

In addition, it is worth noting that FaceApp downloads your cloud photo for processing.

Given the number of screenshots of sensitive information such as bank transactions that users store in their library, access to photos is the biggest security risk for a user.

Therefore, it is important to think carefully about the risks that application may hide before using it.

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