There have been claims in the past that the "aging" app could be used to infiltrate its users' mobile devices • Now the federal intelligence agency is also warning
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The FaceApp app, which managed to captivate the masses a few weeks ago because of its ability to process faces and make them "old" and "young", is much more than an app, the FBI warned.
The FBI sent a letter to the U.S. Senate a few days ago warning that the app, developed in Russia, could be a "potential danger of espionage" by the Moscow regime.
The concern is that Russian developers may use the app as a back door for its users' cell phones and thus spy on the US and its citizens. To the Senate.
Remember, even when the app went live, the extensive permissions the app has requested from its users regarding their privacy have turned on many warning lights. According to the FBI, Russian intelligence agencies have "broad cyber-exploitation capabilities," which also include advanced Russian server activity with Internet providers around the world.
The Senate has already begun to take action, and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is currently conducting a comprehensive investigation into the application of the application.