It's an Internet challenge promising a glimpse of your future. Wrinkles, saggy skin, gray hair and all. There's this wrinkles everywhere. First shared by people who stumbled upon something called Face app. I just feel like it is not what I'm gonna look like when I'm older. Then quickly spreading through social media transforming the likes of Justin Beiber, Kim Kardashian, not even the rock immune to virtual old-age. Today it's the number one app on iphones and Androids, more than a hundred million downloads. You basically take a picture then click here. And oh yikes! But where exactly are these pictures going and how are they being stored? Turns out the developers based in Russia. In a statement the company says user data is not transferred to Russia.
But in their Terms of Service, you agree to the transfer and storage of your information in and to the US and other countries. This is essentially creating a surveillance technology industry that's going to be worth billions of dollars. And will always know what you look like. Think Minority Report when Tom Cruise walks by stores that know him by name. But experts say while there is concern other companies are collecting a lot more information than what you might look like down the road. Sites like Facebook and Google those services look at all the different parts of your life. Where you go, what you look like, what you buy. So is this app any worse than they are? A question we all should ask as we face the future.
Fear spread through the crowd like a contagion.
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