You know that fun, viral FaceApp tool that's "aging" TONS of people from your local Gas Station Clerk to Bucs QB Jameis Winston? One U.S. Senator is FREAKING OUT about the Russians using it to steal all of our greatest athletes info!
VIA Yahoo: You know those images of athletes looking like they’d aged 40 years filling up your social media timelines on Tuesday?
It turns out those are courtesy of a Russian company called Wireless Labs. And they’re collecting information from users. And a powerful U.S. senator is now pleading with the FBI and FTC to do something about it.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D, New York) wrote a letter Wednesday night expressing concern that the mobile app FaceApp “could pose national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens.”
“I ask that the FBI assess whether the personal data uploaded by millions of Americans onto FaceApp may be finding its way into the hands of the Russian government or entities with ties to the Russian government,” Schumer wrote. “If so, I would urge that steps be immediately taken by the FBI to mitigate the risk presented by the aggregation of this data.”
In case you took the last couple of days off from the internet, here’s what all the rage is about.
Athletes went nuts for FaceApp
Athletes were among the most active users of the app that takes a photo and spits out an impressive approximation of what somebody might look like in a few decades.
LeBron James was into it.
The Buccaneers are having some fun with it too...
Even the WDAE Morning Show got into it...