The New York Post: Schumer asks FBI to investigate FaceApp’s potential Kremlin ties

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday asked the director of the FBI to probe whether data shared on the popular FaceApp software is ending up in the hands of the Russian government or third-party companies with ties to the Kremlin.

Schumer penned a letter to Director Christopher Wray, stating that the app “could pose national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens.”

The app, which is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia, uses artificial intelligence to distort a user’s appearance — making them look older, younger or a different gender.

Photos generated by the app spread like wildfire on social media in recent weeks, with celebrities such as Drake, the Jonas Brothers and Kevin Hart posting images created by the company.

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