The app owes its popularity to viral sensations like the one it’s currently experiencing, which has users sharing photos of their older or younger counterparts. In the statement, he claims that FaceApp does not share or sell any user data to third parties(that’s different from allowing third part advertisers to deliver targeted ads).
Microsoft does allow users to delete audio recordings made of them with a dedicated online tool.
While other tech giants have suspended their use of human transcribers, Microsoft says it will keep using them, for now.
"We’ve updated our privacy statement and product FAQs to add greater clarity and will continue to examine further steps we might be able to take," the spokesperson added.
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This article originally appeared on VICE US.