A new app making a wave of cartoon profile photos for social media platforms has additionally sparked privateness issues.
NewProfilePic is an app by the Russian developer Linerock meant to recreate images uploaded by its customers. Nonetheless, based on its privateness coverage, it does share data with nameless third events.
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New customers enter their identify, e-mail, location, social media accounts, and photos so as to get an edited image in return. All of that data, plus the IP deal with, a numeric designation that might establish a consumer’s location, and browser sort, is shared with the app’s associates.
The app makes cash with adverts and its $30 annual subscription. It’s No. 1 on the picture and video chart on Apple’s app retailer, and greater than 25,000 have rated it on the Google app retailer.
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Linerock has roughly 50 different apps with comparable capabilities.