FaceApp’s Russian Connection: Is it Actually Dangerous?

On August 10, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,, , With Comments Off on FaceApp’s Russian Connection: Is it Actually Dangerous?

By Izatt Folkman FaceApp recently came back into vogue after going viral for the first time in 2017. FaceApp uses AI to alter a person’s face with various filters (Giancaspro). This time around, however, many people began to realize that FaceApp was collecting metadata on all of the pictures they…

The Kremlin Tightens Data Laws

On July 27, 2019, Posted by , In Europe, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Kremlin Tightens Data Laws

By Izatt Folkman Russia created several heavy data laws after it illegally annexed Crimea and Western powers imposed sanctions on it (RFE/RL). However, one of the first data laws that Russia was involved with came about in 2012-2013 with the introduction of the now-defunct BRICS organization.  BRICS was an organization…