WITH the world currently immersed in the latest technological craze via FaceApp, it appears nobody is safe from being given the OAP treatment on the programme.
FaceApp challenge: Latest news as Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Kate get OAP treatment (Image: GETTY)
FaceApp takes images of people and turns them into elderly forms of themselves. The outcome is often terrifying but on the whole hilarious. And now the Royal Family have become the latest to be fed into the ageing machine with some surprising results.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are just some of the family to have their picture altered.
Despite the hilarity, warnings have come through that the viral technology could have a more sinister side.
The app was developed by technicians in St Petersburg, Russia.
Meghan Markle (Image: FaceApp/GETTY)
Prince George (Image FaceApp GETTY)
Prince Harry (Image: FaceApp/GETTY)
The trend has since amassed millions of users across the world.
But following security concerns, politicians have been warned not to use the app.
One of its developers, Joshua Nozzi, said FaceApp may try to upload other pictures from the phone’s library without asking for permission.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has warned its 2020 presidential candidates against using the app, CNN reported.
DNC’s chief security officer, Bob Lord, said: “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as ageing the person in the picture.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge (Image: FaceApp/GETTY)
Princess Eugenie (Image: FaceApp/GETTY)
Prince William (Image: FaceApp/GETTY)
“Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians.
“It’s not clear at this point what the privacy risks are, but what is clear is that the benefits of avoiding the app outweigh the risks.
“If you or any of your staff have already used the app, we recommend that they delete the app immediately.”
The developers have hit back at claims of a privacy breach.
In a statement, FaceApp said: “Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date.”
They insisted data isn’t sold or shared to any third parties and information can be deleted from the app.
They explained it can be deleted using “Settings->Support->Report a bug” with the word “privacy” in the subject line.
The developers added the app’s features are available without logging in meaning they don’t have access to any data that could identify a person.
SOurce: EXPRESS CO UK