Chuck Schumer demands FBI investigation application privacy FaceApp

Чак Шумер требует расследование ФБР о конфиденциальности приложения FaceApp

The minority leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (Chuck Schumer) thinks that the app is collecting user photos, is a deeply disturbing trend. He wants the FBI conducted the investigation against the Russians developed the FaceApp application that sostarivayut face.

The minority leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into the FaceApp program that resizes photos, as it became known, that it collects personal data and images of users and may transmit them to the intelligence services of Russia.

In a letter published on Twitter, Schumer called “deeply alarming thing” that personal data of US citizens can be transferred to a “hostile foreign power”. Privacy concerns were raised after the app suddenly went viral in recent days. The developers FaceApp previously denied the allegations.

Wireless Lab, a company based in St. Petersburg, States that it does not store image constantly and does not collect database only downloads the specific photographs selected by the user for editing.

The national Committee of the Democratic party, reportedly, warned the presidential candidates in 2020 and their activists not to use the app. “At the moment it is unclear what are the risks to privacy, but it is clear that the benefits from the rejection of the application outweigh the risks”, – said the employee of security Bob Lord.

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