FaceApp is one of the latest social media fads, digitally altering appearances using face recognition technology. Users developed a "FaceApp Challenge" that incites people to share a digitally aged photo of themselves.
"Always remember, if it's free, think about how is this company making their money," Dr. Whitson told CBC.
"They speculate that the data that they collect as you use their services will be useful to some party at some time in the future"
-- Dr. Jennifer Whitson
Dr. Whitson is an affiliated faculty member with the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG) at Concordia University. She is also the associate editor of "Surveillance & Society", an academic journal that publishes innovative and transdisciplinary work on surveillance that encourages debate about policy and politics surrounding surveillance.
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