This was not the last controversy FaceApp faced. The app, which had a quieter period after an initial rise after launch, suddenly found its way across social media after a new “old” filter brought FaceApp to new virality heights in July 2019. During his time for these companies, he was interested in neural networks, especially their ability to create a face from a number of given attributes. He was prevented from exploring this idea by technical constraints. A “hot” transformation was in the application in 2017 supposedly making its users seem more attractive, but this has been racism for brightening the skin color of black people and making them more European. The feature was briefly renamed “Spark” before being removed.  Founder and CEO Jaroslav Goncharov apologized and called the situation “an unfortunate side effect of the underlying neural network, caused by training, not by intentional behavior” and announced that a “complete solution” was being developed.   In August of this year, FaceApp was again criticized for showing “ethnic filters” with “White,” “Black,” “Asian” and “Indian.” The filters were immediately removed from the app.   So it`s not really privacy-friendly on the surface, but FaceApp doesn`t seem to be a big danger to your privacy. However, keep in mind that disclosing your data to an app is always a risk, and most of them pass it on to third parties.