- On Thursday, Briefly.co.za reported that the popular FaceApp, which ages people's faces using a photograph, saves users' personal data
- However, Mzansi appeared not to be bothered by the alleged privacy risks
- We took a look at some of the reactions our readers had to the news
So you saw people using an app to age their appearance and it looked like good fun - you got curious and downloaded FaceApp.
Unfortunately, in doing so, you may have released a picture of your face and data to the Russian government.
Briefly.co.za reported on Thursday that the app shares information off users' phones with Facebook and Google AdMob, which likely helps it place ads and check the performance of its ads.
We took a look at some of the reactions - and some were hilarious.
Tshifhiwa Filbert Dzhaudzhau commented: "Ah, privacy should be the last thing you worry about if you use a smartphone."
Thuli Thulis added: "Snapchat spreading lies to eliminate competition."
Kelvin Jacobs said: "Please guys share the app. I'm not scared of those Russians. Aren't we having them for breakfast every now and then???"
Gracious Makado wrote: "Who cares about the Russians. Gadaffi and Jack Mabaso will deal with them."
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