Christopher Wray

20 Jul 19

By J. D. Heyes (NationalSentinel)China has long targeted the United States for espionage and has mostly gotten away with stealing terabytes of sensitive U.S. military, financial, and industrial data. But recently, and for a change, an agent of China was busted by the U.S. government and now faces life in prison. FREE Trump 2020 Hat […]

20 Jul 19
JurnalGame

JGamers masih sibuk meramal wajah saat tua menggunakan Face App? Bahkan berkat kalian, senator AS sampai turun tangan loh! Senator Amerika Serikat (AS) Chuck Schumer meminta FBI dan Komisi Perdagangan Federal (FTC) untuk melakukan penyelidikan keamanan dan privasi nasional pada FaceApp, sebuah aplikasi foto pengeditan wajah yang dikembangkan di Rusia. Aplikasi smartphone viral itu telah […]

19 Jul 19
CauseACTION Clarion

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced a bill on July 18 that would label Antifa a domestic terror organization after police in Washington said an Antifa member committed a terror attack on an immigration facility and Antifa members battered a journalist in Portland in broad daylight without being arrested. “Antifa is […]

19 Jul 19
ALL STAR BIO

Pete Williams is an American journalist just like Carrie Yocom. Furthermore, he is a former government official. As of now, he serves as a television correspondent for NBC News. Previously, he served as the administrator for President George W. Bush. Williams is not married yet. The reason behind him being single is that he is […]

19 Jul 19
Newsy Today

FaceApp has reopened the debate on the commercialization of personal data of users by the most popular digital applications and services. The «app» is sweeping the internet thanks to its digital retouching filter, which allows simulating the passage of time in a person: aging it in a matter of seconds. Its results are surprising, to […]

18 Jul 19
Global News

Poland’s digital affairs ministry and cyber authorities in Lithuania are also looking into concerns over inadequate protections of privacy, AFP reports.

18 Jul 19
recon-news

(Reuters) – U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday. The viral smartphone application, which has seen a new surge of popularity due to a […]

18 Jul 19
KTLA

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. FaceApp, which was released in 2017, went viral this week with celebrities and other public personalities all around the world sharing photos of […]

18 Jul 19
kplr11.com

[vemba-video id=”tech/2019/07/18/faceapp-russia-security-controversy-gold-first-move-sot.cnn”] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is callingon the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. FaceApp, which was released in 2017, went viral this week with celebrities and other public personalities all around the […]

18 Jul 19
FOX2now.com

[vemba-video id=”tech/2019/07/18/faceapp-russia-security-controversy-gold-first-move-sot.cnn”] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. FaceApp, which was released in 2017, went viral this week with celebrities and other public personalities all around […]

18 Jul 19
RochesterFirst
Washington (CNN) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. FaceApp, which was released in 2017, went viral this week with celebrities and other public personalities all around the world sharing photos of themselves edited through the app. The app’s makers say it uses artificial intelligence technology to edit the photos. On Thursday morning, it was the top app on the US Apple App Store. The company, which is based in St. Petersburg, does not have known ties to the Russian government and the company denies sharing or selling data with third parties, but the Democratic National Committee sent an alert to presidential campaigns on Wednesday warning them not to use the app in case the company is unscrupulously sharing its data. “FaceApp’s location in Russia raises questions regarding how and when the company provides access to the data of U.S. citizens to third parties, including foreign governments,” Schumer wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons Wednesday night. “I ask that the FBI assess whether the personal data uploaded by millions of Americans onto FaceApp may be finding its way into the hand of the Russian government, or entities with ties to the Russian government,” he wrote. Schumer also raised concerns about the company’s terms of service, writing, “I have serious concerns regarding both the protection of the data that is being aggregated as well as whether users are aware of who may have access to it.” CNN has reached out to FaceApp for comment. But responding to concerns from some security experts, the makers told TechCrunch, “Even though the core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia.” “Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date,” the makers also told the outlet. On Wednesday, the DNC sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use FaceApp. Both the party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign were attacked by Russian hackers in 2016, and since then, the DNC has invested in cybersecurity. “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture. Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians,” Wednesday’s alert from Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, read. “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,” Lord continued.