That (Faceapp’s TOS) may not be dangerous and your likeness may stay on Amazon servers in America, as Forbes has determined, but they still own a license to do whatever they want with it. That doesn’t mean the app’s Russian parent company, Wireless Labs, will offer your face to the FSB, but it does have consequences, as PhoneArena’s Peter Kostadinov says:
You might end up on a billboard somewhere in Moscow, but your face will most likely end up training some AI facial-recognition algorithm.
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In comparison, here are a few current (and one defunct) websites where users are known to share their faces quite a bit:
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I’m not telling you to go install this app and bombard social media with aged photos of yours, but if you do - that photo is now with FaceApp, and also almost every other platform you shared it on.
The only difference would be that FaceApp has a Russian developer, while the rest of the companies are American.
For the past five years, a Raspberry Pi, running Kodi, has been attached to my TV. The Pi, TV and the software all get updated time to time, but the overall setup has been the same for most of it.
+----+ +----+ +-----+
| TV |----(HDMI)----| Pi |--(USB/DLNA)--| HDD |
+----+ +----+ +-----+
Controllers I’ve used for Kodi over the years -
Desktop Keyboards (Wired/Wireless)
Tasker scenes utilizing the web interface API
Kodi remote apps (for Android/iOS)
Emulated keyboard over SSH
Arduino based bluetooth remote
Some of these were novelty ones, others were used because of circumstantial needs+availability.
My primary controller is the excellent app Yatse (Lets you browse/play media on the phone itself - much faster than the TV UI). When the phone’s not nearby, or there’s a guest involved, I use a game controller (connected for retroPie anyway).
Last week, I was setting up Kodi (OSMC to be exact) on my old roommate’s Raspberry Pi. While I was installing Yatse on his phone, this other guy present there, who isn’t familiar with the software, doesn’t have any of the controller I know of, starts browsing movies on the TV. I look over, dumbfounded, and see him casually using the TV remote to play around in the UI.
Five years of having a CEC-compatible TV with a CEC-compatible SBC, and it never dawned on me to try the simplest UI possible - The TV remote.