Everyone’s been talking about FaceApp, the new photo filter app lets users modify pictures of themselves to appear older, younger, with a different hairstyle, as a different gender, and so on, often to very creepy results.
It was all fun and games until people realized that the app was owned by the Russian company Wireless Lab and that it was farming their private data. Given how Russia used people’s data to meddle in the 2016 election, soon people started freaking out.
In response, Sen. Chuck Schumer called for a federal investigation into Wireless Lab over what he believes are potential national security and privacy threats to the millions of Americans who have downloaded FaceApp.
But that hasn’t stopped many from continuing to download it. And just to add a layer of creepiness to it all, they’ve started uploading pictures of Donald Trump that are truly, truly terrifying.