After that FaceApp got viral, so many articles have been writing about privacy issues of FaceApp. They argue that FaceApp sends user pictures to their servers and store. As the company is based in Russia most of the US news outlets mention that
FaceApp can use stored images in anyway they want
While I am not fond of these conspiracies, aren't all the apps in our phone does the same. Store any information they want to their servers and do whatever they want. Or did we start judging developers by their Nationality?
While I can also raise a question of What about Facebook, Instagram etc.? Why nobody bets on eye on them?
Most of people would say that
Facebook and Instagram are based on US, and they don't provide user information to any third parties etc... While in Russia, they don't have "democracy", "rules" so they can do whatever they want and that's why it's dangerous...
In fact Facebook recently got an issue with it's privacy converse with Cambridge Analytica. Amazon were in a news regarding providing Amazon Echo speech record to police when they requested in order to investigate murder case.
Is it really another propaganda between Russia and U.S. or do we have to be concerned about FaceApp? If we should then what about Facebook and Instagram indeed?