Police call Dutch to delete FaceApp
In posts on various local Facebook pages, the police called on Dutch consumers to delete the age-filter app FaceApp from their smartphones and other devices. According to the police, the app is not safe because it does not have to comply with European privacy legislation.
FaceApp allows users to upload a photo and a filter on it to show what they would look like if they were older or younger. The app has been around for some time, but has become extremely popular over the past weeks.
"We want to warn you about this, at first glance, innocent app", the police wrote on Facebook. "The FaceApp is a product of a Russian company. European privacy legislation is therefore not applicable here. By using the FaceApp, an enormous amount of data is collected. Such as photos, IP addresses, specific data from your smartphone, and cookies are also placed. That is why we advise you to remove the FaceApp from your phone!"