‘Bruce & Pamela,’ celebrities see their future looks with FaceApp

Jul 17, 2019, 10:38 AM | Updated: 2:48 pm

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PHOENIX — If your social media feeds are suddenly filled with photos of old people, it’s because of the FaceApp.

The app allows users to manipulate selfies to make them look younger or older.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes Show tried out the app to see what they’ll look like decades from now.

KTAR News’ Mac & Gaydos producer Lloyd Banks shared his look into the crystal ball.

One Arizona lawmaker tried it out but didn’t see a difference.

And one Arizona sports star said he didn’t need to use the app, thanks to his dad.

Some celebrities joined in the fun, too.

However, if you haven’t already looked into your face’s future, you might want to think twice about this challenge.

KTAR News’ technology expert Ken Colburn said there are questions about what happens to the photos uploaded.

“The developer claims that within 48 hours that image gets removed from their servers. So, the challenge here is there’s no way to verify what actually does happen,” Colburn said.

He said it’s also unclear who can view the photos.

“The developers of this app are Russian, so there’s always that extra layer of well, you know, what are they doing with this information? Is there some sort of government interaction with this?”

However, Colburn said claims that the app can access whole photo galleries without them being uploaded are not true.

He also said the app’s previous privacy policy allowed developers to use the images uploaded in any way they wanted, but that portion has since been removed.

The bottom line is the FaceApp should be treated with the same caution as all others, he said.

“I don’t have any concern about this app any more than I do any other app that has the same request for access to your information,” Colburn said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ali Vetnar contributed to this report. 


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‘Bruce & Pamela,’ celebrities see their future looks with FaceApp