NBC is reporting that Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called for the FBI and FTC to investigate FaceApp, Not a shock given the privacy concerns that this app has generated over the last few days. That concern about national security is driven by the fact that the company at least in part is based in Russia. And anything Russian right now is bad. And thus must be investigated.
But there is more. CNN is reporting that the DNC has warned presidential candidates and campaign officials not to use the app. Clearly they think the app is bad. And I don’t blame them as I’ve been recommending that nobody use this app given the privacy concerns surrounding it.
I suspect that FaceApp is starting to wish that it were not such a viral success right now.