Irish IT security experts sound alarm bells over popular FaceApp

The app, which allows users to imagine what they would look like in 40 years, was developed in St Petersburg in Russia

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
21st July, 2019

A huge spike in the popularity and usage of FaceApp has seen Irish IT security experts express concerns over data privacy.

The app, which allows users to imagine what they would look like in 40 years, was developed in St Petersburg in Russia. It received widespread attention after celebrities began using it this month.

Last week, Yaroslav Goncharov, chief executive of FaceApp, told the Guardian that user data was safe and that FaceApp only took one...

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