Oh my goodness, is it just me or is Randy Houser really hot as an old guy? Like Grizzly Adams meets your sexy biker next door.
Anyhoo, country stars have been jumping on the FaceApp Challenge bandwagon right and left since yesterday with pretty funny results. Seriously, look at Carrie Underwood in the pictures below. Whew. Crazy.
But should you join in the fun? Probably not, unless you want the Russians to own your ass (and all your pictures).
According to some reports, FaceApp is owned by a Russian company. Other reports say they’re not, but do you really want to chance it? If you are okay with the whole Russia connection, once you agree to all the small print when activating the app, that’s when things get really yikes.
And though it states that “we will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside FaceApp,” it explicitly says that it shares information with “third-party advertising partners,” in order to deliver targeted ads.
You know what else they have access to? Your friggin’ phone’s camera.
But when we also give them access to our phone’s camera, they can “secretly record” someone — who could be a targeted or prosecuted member of society … such as “a young gay person.” Now the hackers (and Russian government by proxy) can cross-reference your face and phone information with the websites you’re using.
And there’s nothing you can do about it short of just not downloading the app. Of course, Facebook, Instagram, and any other social media site or app that we have installed probably have similar things listed in their privacy policies, but, still, it’s scary stuff when you know the true extent of what having that fun little app means.
Anyway, enjoy the famous people as wrinkly seniors. And don’t be surprised if you see old Carrie Underwood or Jason Aldean advertising adult diapers sometime in the very near future.