The ZAO app is one of the most downloaded applications, but it made the headlines due to privacy concerns.
The AI-based iPhone app was released on august 30, 2019, it allows its users to create photos starring along with their favorite characters in a movie, TV program or a music video.
Users can superimpose their face onto actors popular characters in many video clips by uploading a selfie.
Like FaceApp, ZAO was criticized by some users for the potential abuse of
Privacy advocated noticed that an earlier version of ZAO’s user agreement stated that users who willingly uploaded their selfie agree to give ZAO full ownership and “free, irrevocable, permanent, transferable, and
Then the company was forced to change its user agreement that now says that the company will not use pictures or videos uploaded by users for anything other than app improvements without their consent.
“We fully understand your concerns about privacy issues. The questions you have raised have been received, and we will change it in a place that is not well-considered. It will take some time,” read a statement published on ZAO’s Weibo account.
ZAO also announced it will also remove any data that users uploaded to its servers, but that was subsequently deleted.
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(SecurityAffairs – ZAO app, privacy)