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Is Your Security At Risk When Using The FaceApp That Ages You?

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Is Your Security At Risk When Using The FaceApp That Ages You?

Is Your Security At Risk When Using The FaceApp That Ages You?

FaceApp was developed by the Russian technology company Wireless Lab and could collect personal information and share it with third parties without your consent.

FaceApp is the application that everyone is using to know how they would look with many more years, that is, in their old age. But it seems that this app is not so harmless.

Again we are facing another facial recognition application that maps your features and changes your face for an older, younger, gender, or hair type.

 

Risks

This application is developed by the company Wireless Lab, a technology company based in Russia.

To be able to use this app from your cell phone, it will ask for some accesses that you will have to confirm, like your gallery.

But the Privacy Policy goes further because it warns that it will collect all the content generated by the user, as well as cookies and identifiers of your phone.

FaceApp clarifies that it will not share the information provided with third parties. However, those that are part of the same group of companies or future affiliates may have access.

Something that has worried several people since it is possible that this information could be shared with any company with which FaceApp Inc will have an alliance in the future.

Faced with user concerns, FaceApp responded in a statement that its application only transfers images selected by users for editing and that “we never transfer any other image from the phone to the cloud” and that “we do not sell or share any data from the user to third parties.”

Also, he said that stored photos are deleted after 48 hours and that they are currently working to remove users’ private data from their servers.

He also assured that, although the development team is located in Russia, the data is not transferred to this country.

 

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Safety Measures

Although alerts may arise and, consequently, take protective measures after reading the application’s privacy policies, Latin Americans are vulnerable to these gaps.

According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, 55% of Internet users in the region do not read the conditions of an application, ignoring privacy settings. Of these, Argentines and Chileans take the lead with 71%, followed by Colombians (69%), Brazilians (64%), Peruvians (57%) and Mexicans (54%).

“In the case of FaceApp, by using Artificial Intelligence to make facial recognition modifications. The company owner could sell these photos to companies of this type, and this data can easily be used by cybercriminals to falsify our identity,” he said. Fabio Assolini, a senior security analyst at Kaspersky.

It must be made manifest, of course, that FaceApp is not the only application that takes advantage of these legal gaps to collect the most data from its users.

According to the International Institute of Computer Science (ICSI), of 88 thousand Android applications that were analyzed, 1,325 continue to collect data, even if the access request is denied.

For now, we are not sure what will happen with these images. Once this fashion has passed, what is certain is that by legal means they already belong to one company or several.

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Google Threatens to Stop Its Search Engine Service in Australia, Why

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Google Threatens to Stop Its Search Engine Service in Australia, Why

Google has just announced that it is threatening the Australian government to stop its search engine services or search engines.

This was done by Google because it did not agree with new laws that have been issued by the Australian government where Google must pay news publishers for content displayed on Google Search.

Apart from Google, other technology companies such as Facebook are also entering and must comply with the new regulations. Then Google was the first and said that it did not agree.

“If this rule becomes law, we will have no choice but to stop Google Search services in Australia,” said Vice President of Google Australia and New Zealand, Meg Silva quoted from The Verge.

It states that Google was forced to decide this because they had no other choice and they also didn’t want to spend a lot of money just to comply with regulations in one country.

“It will bring things that we cannot sustain for this business, the digital economy, and do not fit the way search engines work,” Google continued.

Actually, Google has announced a program to pay a number of news publishers in Australia, Germany, and Brazil, but the Australian government thinks that this is still not enough so they make this law.

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WhatsApp is increasingly anxious to be left by the user, now advertises in newspapers

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WhatsApp is increasingly anxious to be left by the user, now advertises in newspapers

India, which is one of the largest WhatsApp user countries in the world, is busy deleting WhatsApp and switching to rival applications such as Signal and Telegram.

Indeed WhatsApp has finally postponed its new privacy policy, but it seems that this is not enough to stem user migration.

Most recently, WhatsApp has advertised in newspapers to convince its users that they care about user privacy.

WhatsApp spent a lot of money to advertise in 10 newspapers that speak English and Hindi.

“WhatsApp respects and protects your privacy. Respect for your privacy is embedded in our DNA” reads the WhatsApp ad.

WhatsApp has clarified that its data-sharing policy with Facebook does not affect the privacy of messages sent by users.

Encryption continues and WhatsApp until Facebook can’t read the messages sent. WhatsApp’s actions to advertise are actually quite reasonable.

Facebook has an estimated $5.7 billion investment in India so there is no way they will let it drift for nothing.

Such an investment is aimed at boosting digital transactions for MSMEs in India. WhatsApp has also received government permission to launch WhatsApp Pay.

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Microsoft Increases Download Limits on OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint

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Microsoft Increases Download Limits on OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint

Working from home ( work from home, WFH) continued to require workers to do their jobs remotely. Included in sending important documents. Not infrequently, what is sent is a video or large file.

Of course, large project files such as 4K and 8K videos, CAD files, and other large data often become obstacles to sharing in the cloud.

In response to this, Microsoft will increase the file upload limit from 100GB to 250GB. These upload limits will apply to OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint.

In addition, this upload limit is also available to personal OneDrive users. Reportedly, this feature will be available at the end of January 2021.

Microsoft in a written statement said to continue to strive to support workers around the world. He said he accepted all feedback given by customers.

“We always try to innovate and empower our users to be more productive,” wrote Microsoft employee Ankita, Saturday (16/1/2021).

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Microsoft Increases Download Limits on OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint

He added that each file is divided into several parts and each part is encrypted with a unique key, to keep the file safe.

All files will be backed up in Azure storage to make it easier for users to upload and download anywhere.

Previously, Microsoft had increased the upload limit from 15GB to 100GB in July 2020.

Microsoft Teams Will Compete with Browsers

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, said Microsoft Teams will be as important as internet browsers and operating systems. This means that Teams will be a service that is prioritized by their users.

This statement came after Nadella highlighted the growth of Teams over the last few years.

According to company data, there were a surge of inactive users from 13 million users in July 2019 to 115 million users in September 2020.

Quoting UCToday , Thursday (13/1/2021), he added that Teams has turned into a communication tool as well as an organizing layer because it acts as a hub for other Microsoft services.

This is what makes Teams a platform that is expected to compete with internet browsers and operating systems.

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