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There Exist Few Privacy Concerns Over Zao—Report

There has been another case of a face-swapping app using AI which went viral and in no time there have been concerns over privacy. The app concerned this time is called ZAO and its on iOS. The China edition of the app store saw this app reach the top since its launch on 30th August due to its ability to use a person’s face and put it into popular movies as well as TV Shows.

However upon research it was noted that Zao’s early version of the user agreement has given the developer which is called Changsha Shenduronghe Network Technology the right to all the content which is made by the user. This right was given permanently, irrevocably freely and was transferable and relicense-able which in simpler terms means that the photos and videos which involve the face of the user will be becoming the property of the app creator.

The company was swift in backtracking and updated its terms to restrict its usage only for the purposes of improvement of the app or those uses which have been agreed in advance by the users. It has also vowed to ensure the deletion of material from its servers if the user is deleting it from the app.

Though the correction by the company came a little too late as the public concern for privacy caused users to bring down the ratings of the app on app store.

Things are getting worse for Zao as the E-commerce research center of China has been pressurizing the government to investigate the matter and see if there are a few laws or standards have been violated in a certain manner. However the course of action which will be taken by government is still ambiguous.

Diane Sorensen
Content Writer & Editor At Industry News Works

After studying the Astronomical Sciences, Diane continued to write about space and the universe. Because of her passion and curiosity about topics related to science and astronomy, as well as his understanding of scientific terminology, she is responsible for the coverage of the science section. She is very enthusiastic in studying missions, launches, and discoveries of the space. Her knowledge about the Space domain is of great help to others too.

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