Schumer Asks FBI, FTC, to Investigate FaceApp Over Russian Gov't Concerns

Warning of national security and privacy risks for millions of Americans, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate FaceApp, the viral age-defying photo program that has raised fresh concerns about facial recognition and data protection. In a letter, Schumer called on the FBI to assess whether personal data uploaded into FaceApp “may be finding its way into the hands of the Russian government” or groups associated with Moscow.