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Yesterday, I told you about a new Internet challenge called #AgeChallenge where social media users submit their photos to an app that uses artificial intelligence to make users look old.

Celebrities such as Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Drake posted the hilarious results of their time travel images on social media. Rapper Drake (pictured) posted an image that makes him look 45 years old. He promised 2 concert tickets to any Instagram user who wrote the best photo caption.

But now comes a warning that FaceApp is causing privacy issues for users.

The Russian-made app has sparked a plethora of warnings about what the Russians may be doing with your photos.

According to The Independent, "When users submit a photo to the app to change how it looks, it makes its way onto FaceApp's servers [in Russia]. And it is not entirely clear what is happening when it does."

Numerous users have pointed out that the terms and conditions give the app developers wide permissions to do whatever they want with your photos.

Even more troubling, the company's privacy policy makes clear that it is able to collect and store information from your phone, including your phone contacts and emails, and that your photos might be used for ads or other forms of marketing in Russia.

As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true...
 

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  • Space Ghost

    I'm sure they'll throw away black people's photos

  • TheWildChild

    Yes ? now let's wait for the Russians to exploit all the attention whoring celebs.

  • Just Me

    All those young people want to see what they look like when they get old! KEEP LIVING YOU WILL SEE & IT WONT BE SO FUNNY ANYMORE!

  • Rayne

    I’m sure they won’t. We are of a beautiful ppl.

  • B.Loveitt

    Damn...

  • thrift.store.jungle

    mess around and wind up with your face on a herpes medication ad in russia.

    no thanks.

  • Slim Goodie

    I knew I was NOT downloading this app. If it was a filter already within Insta or Snap then maybe. Doing way too much for likes.

  • Pitty Patty

    I mean let's not act like Snapchat, FB and IG aint giving our info to the government. All them filter do the same shyt. Screen our phones, yadda yadda yadda...

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Ya know me and my bestie were talking yesterday and we were saying hiw its like ppl nowadays are forever 13, like grown ass adults immature af always playing and kekeing that shit is not fckin cute. If i was still dating one of my requirement would be no ig baddies. Yes men are baddies too duck lips filters shady captions like ew chile

  • Russiancreme

    At this point it's whatever. The morning news lady said her husband was cackling all last night after he loaded every person they know into the app.

  • Gloria

    I said THIS yesterday. People need to be very careful with this facial recognition technology

  • Brooklyn23

    All of them apps collect some info. WhatsApp all of em. And like with WhatsApp if you click deny then you won't be able to send a pic or start a video chat with someone. This is not new

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    At this point Google and Facebook already has everything they need on you.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Shit I’ve used it already..but I’m a Federal worker, have iPhone that required my fingerprint then this one said let me scan your face...

    F-it.

  • Ni Ni

    See this why i dont take pictures anymore. People act like kids and will have you all over the internet for a ki.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Lmao their fu?k like me then oh well

  • Cali

    Folks are sooo stupid? “oh it’s just a fun challenge and but but Drake did it”!

  • Gloria

    True. I’m sure I’m on a watchlist. But I got my VPN and use DuckDuckGo, which does not track your web activity.

  • Chulita

    Don’t use Facebook or Instagram. They are government operated and can and will be used against you in a court of law.
    There is no privacy.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Oh shyt don’t say that...at least pay me?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Humph I said in the original! And I know some folks say oh the government already got this and that on you but think about it why would they need to utilize all these sneaky ways to get what they already got? That’s because they have to have permission and consents and ppl are FREELY giving up their stuff if they had all they needed none of this stuff would be needed. Just like DNA they clearly don’t have everyone’s but now they have access to MOST ppl dna by way of their family member who joined those DNA ancestry sites and freely gave their DNA and once they did it was no longer their property but the property of the company to do with it what they please which is use it to conduct research, experiments, and assist law enforcement. When ever I see celebs promoting stuff and hoping on a bandwagon if I ain’t on it I ain’t getting on and if I’m on it I’m getting off before the stop! ?????

  • Chulita

    Yup. And all the DNA ancestry testing.
    You’re basically giving the police/ government your DNA, pictures, your where abouts, your friends, your fingerprints, and now your face !!!!!
    Wake up people

  • Gloria

    Even if you never had a fb or instagram profile, fb still has your info most likely ?????

  • DroneRivers

    "The Russian-made app"

    Say no more! Won't be downloading that ish

  • Russiancreme

    They really do. I read an article about Google learning about people's shopping habits by reading emailed receipts. So what other emails they reading?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    He looks handsome as an old fella. Then again Mr. Dennis and uncle Larry aged good too

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    But as laid out here recently this AI facial recognition is NOT accurate when it come to people of color it’s only accurate with white folks they are trying to perfect their technology if they had everything they needed they wouldn’t still be trying to get more

  • RAE23

    Monkey see...monkey do! I am not feeling all of this mess! I am so cool on participating in such!

  • Vegas1989

    These youngins here at work asked me if I'm going to do it...NOPE I'm 46 years old and black don't crack. These 21 year olds look old as dirt...And don't have the young girls with all the Ulta Beauty make up on look older than me....SMH...….I'm the only black in the office and the oldest....LOL...I be on them...And I just won the Biggest Loser Challenge that we had..Old fashion grapefruit breakfast and the gym...They were still eating fast food and not working out...Thanks for the free money....

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    All of em!!! And they are using those home devices to recognize your clothing so that they can “promote a better ad experience” and also they are using their home devices to read people’s emotions and reactions to things this will prolly help with improving their AI technology. That google home and Alexa and all that shiiii is collecting everything down to how often you use the restroom and have sex!! All this technology is suppose to be to help make easy but if you lazy you will get all that stuff not understanding it’s more work that just doing stuff yourself

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??? mostly a lot of apps and technology is foreign made them ppl know what they doing

  • Toni Toni Toni

    LOL! Love it!

  • Toni Toni Toni

    I knew there was something up with it. When something spreads like wildfire like that there is a REASON and an AGENDA. I aint' with it..

  • Chulita

    Bingo

  • starbright9449

    Lol!!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yup

  • starbright9449

    A lot of these apps are the latest gimmicks to obtain info about as many people as they can. Every few months or year something new comes out.

  • lovelygamour

    most apps are data mining. that's how some of the adult sites get pictures. I only download work stuff.

    I think drake will look more jewish as he ages. start morphing into his grandma.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Their new pics after using this app and hearing the back story should look like this.....?

  • Coy little wink

    How much you win? Lemme hold something ?

  • Russiancreme

    These tech ppl are smart. They know ppl are lazy n bored as hell. Why I need to have Alexa turn to this station, play that song or call that person? I have yet to see one commercial to convince me I need to spend however many hundos for its services. The point of being in the house is privacy. The vampire knocked and these fools welcomed it in w open arms.

  • Alextra Ballard

    So Russian spies are behind this bullshidt App? Them fools still hidden throughout Facebook.

  • lovelygamour

    unless its an actual tangible business then ok. but I knew that face app had to be hiding something.

  • lovelygamour

    from chatting with people it seems the govt can find your info but they don't have it ready to go. by using this stuff people are logging themselves in. the govt/businesses put the rumor out that they all ready have everything. so people will freely give it. I know people who have warrants and go everywhere. it all depends on how tapped in a person is.

  • lovelygamour

    I was talking with this woman. the county police used someone's facebook to say she violated parole because she was watching a fight.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yeah, I didn't think anything of it wasn't going to participate could care less actually. Then someone I know had a picture of me and uploaded it into the software and sent it. I'm like "Dude"...Really!

  • Blak

    Every singe app on your devices have the same disclaimers...

  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Well.... I’m glad I didn’t get the “pleasure” to do this yesterday.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I agree Larry Graham(whom was Prince's(r.i.p) spiritual brother) has aged well.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    No different than what they do with that same information right here in the good ole U S of A! Police have all your info anyway.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol this is why i never jump on fads, "challenges" etc nor apps until all the guinea pigs have tried them and i know its safe smh

  • YellowSauce

    NO INTERNET USE IS SAFE .............. Hello !!!!!
    The internet IS the mark of the beast and ya'll can think its a joke if you wannaaaaaaaaaa ... lol

  • Let them eat cake

    I don't know how blood tests work but do you know what they do with your vials of blood from the hospital?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I didn't know that ?

  • Parent

    Good for you! Love a man approaching 50 and taking care of his mind, body and soul!

  • Russiancreme

    Yep online purchases and in-store when they ask if you want paper or emailed receipt.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Damn! They push us to become paperless and then constantly snoop! How can we get away from anything, when EVERYTHING is so intrusive.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Russians finna tear yall credit up ?

  • Society has changed

    Folks have no common sense anymore in this compromising world we live in... They gotta jump on every bandwagon that pops up! No more sitting back and observing first! Damn microwave society and their instant results!!

  • Carrington

    I read this in my own voice and tickled like hell because it's something I would've said.

  • Jersey Girl

    That part!

  • PrettyMeka08

    Yessss! Alexa is “always listening” for her name. I heard on the news this morning that Elon Musk wants to chip people to advance artificial intelligence programs. The Government hasn’t signed off yet on allowing him to use humans as test subjects. I say he should chip himself first.

  • PrettyMeka08

    People don’t remember phone numbers anymore either. I can still rattle off the phone number from when I was a child. Now, speed dial or ask Siri/Alexa.

  • PrettyMeka08

    And short attention spans.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Humans

  • guest

    The RUSSIANS are about to take over US!! smdh

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Drake turned his head because he didn't anyone to see that he's gonna look like his creepy ass father

  • grenadiadrian

    #DigitalDopamine Crack and heroin WISH they were as powerful.

  • Maxx

    People need to stop trying to get on the bandwagon & think for yourselves!

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i know, right? at least cut the check ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yes being that I work in one they throw them away after the lab has ran all the necessary tests and are sure that your doctor does not want to add more tests on. The only time your blood is used for research purposes is you will have to sign off on it giving consent

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Amen!

  • MrsHBC

    These sheep just don’t learn...it’s just too easy. You don’t have to jump on every fad/trend that out.

  • Let them eat cake

    Drake looks 65 in that picture

  • MRiGOThim

    Not bad as the other celebs Campaign Papi but I wouldn't use this shit :P

  • 2gr8ful

    O.T. As this also relates to social media, if you truly know me or have a friendship/relationship with me then you know how I look. I don’t have to keep posting pics of myself. Furthermore I know I how look which is wonderful. Some people go overboard every minute of the day, new picture for likes. I like me first.

  • Malificent

    Sure don’t! It’s a shame. They don’t know their own danger.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Drake and that QUESTION MARK SHAPE HEAD!! No wonder I have so many questions about this overrated think!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    OMG!!! ALL THESE DAYUM SELFIES ALLLLL DAY OF THEIR EVERY DAY ANNOYING MOVE!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Or old cracked face mammy!

  • Gloria

    Y’all will say anything is the mark of the beast. Back in the day, people were condemning television, newspaper, and now it’s the internet lol ?

  • Star

    I don’t understand the fascination with finding out what you will look like older. Most of the wealthy won’t look like that bc of plastic surgery and Botox. When the Dems lose the election bc apps, phones and social media have been hacked into they have themselves to blame. They knew exactly how to get ready by making a stupid app that stupid people would run to use. USA is too trusting.

  • lovelygamour

    facebook bought WhatsApp. its a wrap for WhatsApp.

  • lovelygamour

    google was awesome for a few years until they got everyones trust. then they started the awful.

  • lovelygamour

    people have sued but its hard to collect. they are usually little fly by night companies. so sad.

  • lovelygamour

    just idiots. I see a lot of people hiding their faces and using their friends pictures.

  • Allihave2say

    Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat etc collect data for NSA servers on looks, habits, relationships etc. Using Metadata on your photos they can create a timeline of where you've been, they also do this with you Google Maps App. Right now, they can reverse search your live location on FB and show up at your house.

    Mark Z said they are working on predictive behavior software. It'll be called Oculus (because it sees your future).

  • WiseGui

    There’s something odd about these picture face challenges that become viral. What really makes me raise my eyebrows is when the celebs start it. Celebs are used to get the masses to jump on the bandwagon. First it was posting childhood pictures and now it’s about how you’ll look when older.

    I believe the powers that be are using these photos to gather facial recognition data on everyone participating. There’s going to come a point when they have so much information on you that no one will be able to hide or live off the grid. This isn’t a random challenge for fun. The Russia issue is deflecting from its true intent. Americans always blame Russia when they want a scapegoat. All apps gather the same data and you sign the same consent when downloading, why is this one so different?

  • Jethro
  • Trace da Ace

    yeah....I downloaded it....and quickly deleted it....knew it had to be a catch to it....

  • red

    Drake looks like an old man snack in that pic.....

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  • Felicia Smith

    i didnt even use that mess told my kids dont you dare

  • sunni_daze

    Me either.