People are worried about Faceapp's 'old face filter' and here’s why

People are worried about Faceapp's 'old face filter' and here’s why

FaceApp has made a very controversial revival

Over the past week you’ve probably seen countless people on Instagram using the FaceApp ‘old age’ filter. Celebs, influencers, your next door neighbour – everyone is giving it a go to see what they may look like in years to come.

FaceApp, which first appeared on the scene in 2017, uses artificial intelligence to change photos so that users look younger, older or a different gender.

Whether it’s a friend posting a picture of their wrinkled face in the group Whatsapp, or Instagram FaceApp challenges being posted by the likes of Drake and the Queer Eye gang, we’ve all witnessed someone testing out the latest face-altering trend

Although it may seem like a harmless source of amusement, serious security concerns have been raised about the app after a Twitter user pointed out its problematic terms and services.

One huge issue is that through using the app, you could be allowing it unequivocal use over the image of your face, which could later be shared on a public or commercial forum.

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The full terms of the app read: ‘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.’

The words ‘perpetual’, ‘irrevocable and ‘world-wide’ mean that even if you use the app just once, the company can use it for promotional purposes anywhere in the world, and you might not even realise.

The terms also state that FaceApp has license to use the content irrespective of ‘whether it includes an individuals name, likeness, voice or persona, sufficient to indicate the individual’s identity.’

The company has since addressed concerns by stating that the images are deleted soon after they’re uploaded.

For all we know, FaceApp could be perfectly safe, but in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we should also be wary that the security concerns being raised certainly aren’t beyond the realms of possibility.

Whether or not FaceApp poses a threat to our privacy, it has kick-started an important conversation that will hopefully force us to consider how our data is being used before sharing it with apps, new and old alike.

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The Ordinary is launching into Boots and fans couldn’t be more excited

The Ordinary is launching into Boots and fans couldn’t be more excited

Can we get a hell yeah?

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Yes, the rumours are true – cult classic brand The Ordinary will be launching in selected Boots stores at the end of July. Hallelujah!

The store recently shared a picture of the brand on their Instagram, writing: ‘The secret’s out 👀 @deciem The Ordinary is coming to Boots very soon!’

Naturally, this left fans in a frenzy at the thought of physically getting their hands on the brand’s hottest products, dubbing Boots ‘the gift that keeps on giving’.

The brand become a phenomenon when it first launched in Canada in 2017, rapidly curating a massive following. It soon became available on two of the biggest online beauty retailers, Lookfantastic and Cult Beauty.

Known for its clinical technologies and developments of some of the best, effective products at very reasonable prices, a 30 ml bottle of The Ordinary Cold Pressed Virgin Marula Oil costs just £8, while their Salicylic Acid 2% is just £4.20.

Mic drop.

The Ordinary has managed to get even the most oblivious to skincare ingredients knowing what retinol is and, being a completely paraben, sulphate and 100% cruelty-free brand, their target following is well, everyone.

Could this move be The Ordinary’s ticket to become an even biggest player in the skincare game? We think so.

The Ordinary launches online and into select Boots stores in Derby, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Bromely, Chelmsford, Dudley, Hull and Glasgow Fort on 31st of July

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What Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie do for a living might surprise you

What Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie do for a living might surprise you

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are not working royals like their cousins, Prince William and Prince Harry. Their schedules aren’t jam packed with official royal engagements, but not being a working royal also means they are not supported by the Sovereign Grant (a kitty funded by taxes and given annually to the Queen and her family for official duties).

However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t work. In fact, the sisters both have jobs and what they do might surprise you.

While many will assume that the members of the royal family don’t have ‘regular’ jobs, it turns out that Prince Andrew’s daughters have some very interesting careers that not many people know about.

Eugenie actually works as an an Associate Art Director at a London art gallery called Hauser & Wirth, and has previously spoken about her job, saying: ‘I knew I definitely wouldn’t be a painter, but I knew this was the industry for me. I love being able to share my passion for art with people.’

She told Harpers Bazaar that her role sees her ‘planning special projects’ and ‘supporting the artists in the gallery and managing events.’

And according to People, her sister Beatrice works for a US-based technology company called Afiniti.

So now you know!

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Everything you need to know about Harry and Meghan's new charity

Everything you need to know about Harry and Meghan's new charity

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Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be splitting from the charity foundation established by Harry and his brother, Prince William. The royals set up the Royal Foundation in 2009 so their decision to part ways only fuelled rumours of a feud between the two. However, they confirmed that they were going in different directions to focus on separate causes.

It was later announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were starting their own charitable foundation and details have now been made public on the Companies House website. While it hasn’t officially launched yet, the site reveals that it will be called Sussex Royal – just like their joint Instagram account – and their first project will be protecting lions in Africa.

They have visited the continent on numerous occasions, and they reportedly ‘fell in love under the stars’ in Botswana. Harry has also spoken about how his father Prince Charles took him and William to South Africa shortly after the death of their mother, Princess Diana, to ‘get away from it all’ and revealed: ‘[it’s] where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world.’

However, not everyone is convinced by the name of the foundation, with one royal insider telling The Sun: ‘The new name is all about Harry and Meghan building their brand and doing it their way.

‘But the name is a little surprising as we were expecting something a bit more traditional.’

The charity was registered on July 1st, and they have reportedly hired PR director Sara Latham and have chosen the Royal Foundation’s director Natalie Campbell to join the team.

The source added: ‘Natalie is great and was already leading on much of the Sussexes’ work so it was a natural progression.

‘It’s part of the transition and how the Royal Foundation is helping the Sussexes set up their own thing.’

Talk about a royal power couple.

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The Lion King cast were given these rules when meeting Harry and Meghan

The Lion King cast were given these rules when meeting Harry and Meghan

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The celebs were out in force earlier this week at The Lion King UK premiere in London, and everyone from Beyoncé to the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were on the red carpet.

But when you’re meeting royalty there are certain guidelines given to you, and during an interview actors Seth Rogan and Billy Eichner opened up about the strict rules they had to follow when meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

‘They give you a list of things you’re supposed to do when you meet them, all this protocol,’ Billy, who voices Timon, told Heart Radio.

‘It all sounds very formal and very old-fashioned and very official, and we didn’t know if people actually do it or not … plus, we’re not from this country.’

The pair elaborated during an appearance on This Morning, with Billy saying: ‘They tell you you’re meant to say Your Royal Highness, you can’t speak until your hands are locked together in a handshake, and all of these crazy things.’

Seth, who voices Pumbaa, added: ‘[It was] “A) respect their personal space” … They’re the only people I’ve met that come with protocol, so that was interesting.

‘We were like, “Do you really say Your Royal Highness? Are other people saying that?” In my head I kept thinking, “Or else what? How does this go wrong?”‘

Luckily, everything went to plan – apart from the fact that their co-star, Keegan Michael Kay, shook Harry’s hand without addressing him formally.

Seth joked: ‘Not saying anything — that wasn’t on the table.’


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Why Meghan Markle has ditched her go-to messy bun post-pregnancy

Why Meghan Markle has ditched her go-to messy bun post-pregnancy

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Meghan Markle is one of the most famous women in the world. From the fact she wants a rescue pup for her son, Archie Harrison, to her birthday plans, everybody wants to know – well, everything.

Although she is still on maternity leave, the Duchess of Sussex has broken it a few times now in order to support her loved ones. She attended Trooping the Colour to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, cheered on her friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon and attended The Lion King premiere earlier this week alongside her husband, Prince Harry.

Her appearance on the red carpet resulted in so many headlines – she met Beyoncé and this is what she told her, Elton John had something to say about her shoes and she finally addressed the online hate.

But one thing that fans are only just noticing is that she has ditched her go-to messy bun for a sleeker style. And apparently, it’s all down to her pregnancy.

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Meghan is known for wearing a textured low bun with short wavy layers framing her face, and often sported the look before and during her pregnancy. However, her most recent look sees her hair pulled back into a tight bun instead with not a hair out of place.

She recently opted for a similarly sleek ponytail when she attended Wimbledon alongside Kate Middleton.

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So what has that got to do with the fact that she gave birth to her son, Archie Harrison, just two months ago?

Speaking to the Mail Online, celeb hair stylist James Johnson explained: ‘When you’re pregnant your hair cycle stops so you don’t shed any hair. When you give birth, all the hair you should have lost in the nine months falls out over a quick period. Meghan may have opted for a scraped back bun to prevent her hair from further damage.’

So now you know.

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Ivanka Trump could be facing a huge investigation

Ivanka Trump could be facing a huge investigation

Here’s everything you need to know…


Ivanka Trump is almost as much of a controversial figure as her father, President Donald Trump.

Sure, she doesn’t create the laws but she stands behind her father as he does, with her support for her dad actually getting her a White House position – complete with classified information clearance and a government-issued phone.

Yes, since her appointment, the 37-year-old has only taken on more responsibility, attending state events in place of her father and even considered for the role of UN Ambassador last year.

This week however the First Daughter and Assistant to the President made news for a different reason, as it emerged that she was facing an investigation.


The investigation in question sees Ivanka as well as 7 of Donald Trump’s other aides, including husband Jared Kushner, being accused of using their personal email addresses to communicate with Cabinet members.

In fact, according to The Washington Post, Ivanka has sent hundreds of work emails from her personal account

A spokesman for Ivanka’s attorney Abbe Lowell continued:

‘While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others who started before she did, Ms Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.’

We will continue to update this story.

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We all missed Kate Middleton comforting Meghan Markle at Wimbledon

We all missed Kate Middleton comforting Meghan Markle at Wimbledon

This is lovely.

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Over the past few months, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have suffered an endless stream of online bullying, mostly involving the rumoured feud between the Duchesses.

The two women were rumoured to have fallen out for several reasons, with the most reported being Meghan allegedly ‘making Kate cry’ during Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting, her decision to relocate to Frogmore Cottage instead of becoming Kate and Wills’ neighbours, and reportedly Meghan’s treatment of her staff.

The speculation grew so loud that Kensington Palace was forced to step in to shut down the rumours and the royal family even issued a set of social media guidelines to end the online abuse.

Since it was reported that the highly publicised feud was actually nothing to do with the Duchesses but instead their husbands, Princes William and Harry, Kate and Meghan have seemingly been doing everything they can to iron out any tensions.

This was evident over the weekend, when the two Duchesses attended the women’s Wimbledon final together on Saturday, with Kate’s sister Pippa.

But it has since emerged that the two might actually be closer than we thought, with fans missing a sweet moment between the Duchesses at the tennis.

According to a Wimbledon insider via People, Kate actually stepped in to comfort her sister-in-law after Meghan’s close pal Serena Williams’ crushing defeat by Simona Halep.

‘Kate put her hand out and rubbed Meghan’s back to console her,’ the source explained, putting an end to the royal feud rumours once and for all.

Well, that’s lovely.

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Leonardo DiCaprio has finally broken his silence on this controversial scene

Leonardo DiCaprio has finally broken his silence on this controversial scene

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Leonardo DiCpario has played many an iconic role – Romeo, Gatsby, Jordan Belfort – but to us, he will always be Jack from Titanic.

Yes, it may be over 20 years since Titanic came out, but we’re still holding a grudge against Billy Zane and mourning Jack’s death after he froze to death saving Rose, by letting her have the door to float on while the ship was sinking.

These feelings it seems are so common that they are also felt by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-stars, with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie opening up about the scene in a recent interview alongside Leonardo himself.

‘I remember bawling my eyes out when I was a girl,’ exclaimed Margot in the interview with MTV News, even going on to weigh in on the ‘door’ controversy, with many still feeling that there was actually plenty of space for both Jack and Rose on the door.

‘Oh my gosh, I thought it,’ Margot recalled to which Leo replied, ‘I have no comment, with a laugh.

‘That is the biggest controversy in modern cinema,’ Margot went on to state, with Brad joining in, joking: ‘Could you, could you have squeezed in there? You could’ve, couldn’t you?’

Leo’s response: ‘No comment.’

But Margot and Brad weren’t done, with the actress continuing: ‘Did you mention it at the time? Were you like, should we make the door smaller?’

But Leo replied again with a smile: ‘Like I said, I have no comment.’

That chuckle said it all!

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Wait, did Donald Trump just snub his daughter Tiffany?

Wait, did Donald Trump just snub his daughter Tiffany?


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Donald Trump’s campaign trails contain a lot of his children, with eldest daughter Ivanka, Assistant to the President, even given classified information clearance and a government-issued phone.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the grown up Trump children are set to play an integral role in his upcoming campaign for the 2020 Presidential Election.

Ivanka Trump will reportedly be holding fort while her husband, Jared Kushner, will be ‘involved in high-level political and digital strategy’ regarding the campaign, according to Politico.

Donald Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are said to be headlining upcoming California fundraisers and Eric will focus on campaign finances. Even Eric’s wife Lara is getting involved, reportedly set to launch the ‘Women for Trump’ campaign.

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One person who is noticeably absent however is Donald’s daughter, Tiffany Trump, who as it has been reported by the source close to the campaign, via Politico, is ‘not expected to play any role’ in her father’s re-election campaign.

Yes, while Trump’s other adult children – Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric – have clear set roles in the campaign, Tiffany is expected to be absent, with the only exception reportedly being ‘appearing at the occasional event’.

‘Members of the Trump family are valued advisors and integral parts of the campaign,’ a representative for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign told PEOPLE. ‘Their input and involvement were key to victory in 2016 and will be so again in 2020.’


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