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12:00 AM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:11 AM, July 19, 2019

Poland probes app behind viral old age selfies

Poland yesterday said it was looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post “aged” selfies. The EU country’s digital affairs ministry said it was “analysing” the security risks posed by FaceApp to the personal data of its users, despite assurances by its designers that the app is safe. The Russian-made app has also triggered concern in the US, where Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sounded the alarm on Wednesday, calling for the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to “look into the national security & privacy risks” connected to the application.

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