Cartoon face apps can have privacy drawbacks – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – You may have seen the latest internet craze where in seconds an app can turn one of your old photos into a new cartoon.

Nowadays, we are all familiar with facial recognition.

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There are filters that scan your face on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook.

You see that a friend of yours posted a filtered photo online, and the next thing you know, you have to try it, too.

Everything is fun and playful until you realize once again that you have ignored the terms and conditions.

“So it’s kind of a certainty of ‘I can see my grandchildren with cartoon eyes’ versus ‘I don’t know exactly what I’m giving up to'” said Jose Lineros, cybersecurity expert. at UNT.

He says these days it’s hard to do anything online without collecting personal data.

“We are at the gates of a world of artificial intelligence and machine learning”

Voila AI Artist is the newest of the popular face changer apps.

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It is currently the number one free app in the App Store.

Today, the company addressed its online privacy policy after saying it received concerns.

Stating that your face is not calculated and collected.

Although their privacy policy is similar to that of other apps, they state that they may collect personal data such as your device information, photos, and purchase history.

Limpets says collecting data is something we’ve become numb to, but it’s definitely something we shouldn’t forget.

“Little by little, as you let go of more and more intimacy to the next level of intimacy that you let go of, you feel it even less.”

He says the best thing you can do is always check the settings of any app you download and adjust their access to your information accordingly.

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“The default setting is not what you want, you want to find out first. “

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