Country stars do the #FaceAppChallenge but probably shouldn’t

Randy Houser joins the FaceApp challenge

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).

People have started digging into the FaceApp’s privacy policy and it’s a doozy.

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.

FaceApp’s privacy policy doesn’t exactly offer many assurances, either.
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In addition to photos generated via the app, FaceApp’s privacy policy states that it also collects location information and information about users’ browsing history. “These tools collect information sent by your device or our Service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service,” the policy says.

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.

So in easy terms, they know what you’re doing with your phone. The policy also says that once you start using the app, you’re giving them access to all of your photo galleries, not just the pictures associated with the app. Their privacy policy gives FaceApp the rights to all of your photos that they can use in any format for any purpose, commercial or otherwise. They can also see what websites you’re following and they can use your username or real name for whatever they want. Even if you delete the app, they can keep any material they received while you had the app installed.
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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.

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Everybody’s doing it…?‍♀️ @mfisher1212

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This is so scary ?? me when I’m 87 lmao

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Uh Honey.. we gonna be aging like raisins ??‍???#faceapp

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