I was not planning to go to the Ziro Festival this year, but the dates coincided with a layover in Kolkata, and hence made the stop.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Jul 19, 2019
This Forbes article says that Faceapp is evil because they are harvesting user-data:
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.
For context, here’s the lines from FaceApp’s Terms of Service which are been targeted:
You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed, without compensation to you. When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Services, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your [username], location or profile photo) will be visible to the public.
In comparison, here are a few current (and one defunct) websites where users are known to share their faces quite a bit: