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它让你“变老”了,你的隐私还安全吗?

  The best publicity developers can hope for is this.

  开发商期待的最好宣传莫过于此。

  Two years after FaceApp, a mobile retouching app, was widely criticized for one of its filters, which critics called a "digital version of a white and black face show," it has become the focus of a popular social media challenge this week.

  两年前,一款名为FaceApp的修图移动应用曾因其中一个滤镜广受批评,批评者称其不过是“数字版白人黑脸秀”,而在这一周里,这款应用却成了一项广受欢迎的社交媒体挑战的焦点。

  Many celebrities have used the app's age filter to alter their photos to make them look like themselves decades later. But then the rally began.

  很多名人都使用这款应用的年龄滤镜来修改自己的照片,逼真展现出几十年后的自己。但随后,反弹开始了。

  The app, developed by Wireless Lab in st. Petersburg, Russia, was among the top free apps on both the apple and android app stores on Wednesday. One widely retweeted but later deleted tweet said the app uploaded far more data than users realized. "The russians have all your old pictures," declared a headline in the New York Post.

  这款应用由俄罗斯圣彼得堡的无线实验室(Wireless Lab)开发,周三在苹果和安卓应用商店的免费应用中都名列前茅。一条被大量转发但之后被删的推文称,这款应用上传的数据比用户意识到的要多得多。“你的所有老照片都在俄罗斯人手上,”《纽约邮报》(New York Post)的新闻标题宣称。

  On Wednesday afternoon, the Democratic National Committee even issued a warning, urging the presidential campaign staff to remove the app immediately, citing its ties to Russia.

  周三下午,民主党全国委员会(Democratic National Committee)甚至发出警告,敦促总统竞选团队的工作人员立即删除这款应用,理由是它与俄罗斯有关。

  But at least some of those fears are overblown, according to several security researchers.

  但据几名安全研究人员说,至少其中一些担忧被夸大了。

  The information that the app sends is just my device model, my device ID and the android version, which is very limited and very common for apps, said Baptiste Robert, a French security researcher who has studied data abuse for smartphone apps.

  “这款应用程序发送的信息只是我的设备型号、我的设备ID和安卓系统版本,这些信息非常有限,对于应用程序来说很常见,”研究智能手机应用的用户数据滥用问题的法国安全研究员巴蒂斯特·罗伯(Baptiste Robert)说,

  Rob did, however, find another type of data that was uploaded to the FaceApp server without the user's consent: photos that the user wanted to change.

  不过,罗伯确实发现了另一类未经用户同意就上传到FaceApp服务器的数据:用户想修改的照片。

  The app says its three age filters -- two for making people younger and one for making them older -- use "artificial intelligence" to make realistic changes to existing photos. Celebrities who have Shared the altered images include Drake, Gordon Ramsay, Jonas Brothers and Dwyane Wade.

  该应用称,它的三个年龄滤镜——两个用于让人物变年轻,一个用于人物变老——使用“人工智能”对现有照片做出逼真的修改。分享这种被修改的照片的名人包括德雷克(Drake)、戈登·拉姆齐(Gordon Ramsay)、乔纳斯兄弟(Jonas Brothers)和德维恩·韦德(Dwyane Wade)。

  The company didn't respond to multiple requests for comment, but it explained how the software works in a lengthy statement released Wednesday by TechCrunch. When a user selects a photo to modify, the image -- and only the image -- is uploaded to the FaceApp's server for processing, the company said.

    蛐蛐英语 www.qqenglish.com

  该公司没有回应多次置评请求,但它在TechCrunch周三发表的一份长篇声明中解释了软件的工作原理。该公司表示,当用户选择要修改的照片时,该图像——而且只有该图像——会被上传到FaceApp的服务器上进行处理。

  We may store uploaded photos in the cloud, the statement said. "The main reason is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that users don't repeat uploading photos every time they edit. Most images are removed from our servers within 48 hours of uploading."

  “我们可能会把上传的照片存储在云端,”声明中写道。“主要是出于性能和流量方面的考虑:我们希望确保用户不会在每次编辑操作时重复上传照片。大多数图片会在上传后48小时内从我们的服务器上删除。”

  The company said FaceApp does not sell or share user data to third parties, but it reserves the right to share some of the information listed in its privacy policy. According to the protocol, the application USES "third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends."

  该公司表示,FaceApp不向第三方出售或共享用户数据,但它保留分享隐私政策中列出的部分信息的权利。根据协议,该应用程序使用“第三方分析工具来帮助我们测量流量和使用趋势”。

  Although the research and development team is based in Russia, the company said user data had not been transferred to the country. FaceApp's founder, Yaroslav Goncharov, told TechCrunch that the photo processing was done on servers run by amazon and Google.

  尽管研发团队位于俄罗斯,但该公司表示,用户数据并未转移到俄罗斯。FaceApp的创始人雅罗斯拉夫·贡恰罗夫(Yaroslav Goncharov)告诉TechCrunch,照片处理是在亚马逊和谷歌运营的服务器上完成的。

  In a letter on Wednesday, senator Chuck Schumer, democrat of New York, asked the fbi and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the app, citing "serious concerns" about security, data retention and transparency.

  在周三的一封信中,纽约州民主党参议员查克·舒默(Chuck Schumer)要求联邦调查局和联邦贸易委员会(Federal Trade Commission)对这款应用进行调查,理由是安全、数据保存和透明度方面的“严重关切”。

  It would be very disturbing if the sensitive personal information of American citizens were provided to a hostile foreign power that is conducting frequent cyberattacks against the United States, he wrote.

  “如果美国公民的敏感个人信息被提供给一个频频对美国发起网络攻击的敌对外国势力,那将是非常令人不安的,”他写道。

  But Google software engineer Ivan Rodriguez says he found nothing to worry about. In his spare time, rodriguez investigates suspicious iOS apps, including FaceApp. Like rob, he found that the app collected little identifiable data beyond the photos the user chose to modify.<-->纽约时报中英文网 http://www.qqenglish.com<-->

  但谷歌的软件工程师伊万·罗德里格斯(Ivan Rodriguez)说,他发现没什么值得担心的。罗德里格斯在业余时间调查可疑的iOS应用程序,包括FaceApp。和罗伯一样,他发现除了用户选择修改的照片,该应用程序收集的可识别数据很少。

  I don't understand where these 'concerns' come from, except for the parent company based in Russia, he said on Twitter. "I mean, I certainly don't have the resources that the fbi or even the FTC have, but so far I haven't found anything alarming or that the app is trying to hide potentially harmful features."

  “除了总部设在俄罗斯的母公司,我不明白这些‘担忧’来自哪里,”他在Twitter上说。“我的意思是,我肯定没有联邦调查局甚至联邦贸易委员会拥有的资源,但到目前为止,我没有发现任何令人担忧的东西,也没有发现这个应用试图隐藏可能有害的功能。”

  Like many other applications, FaceApp USES services offered by Facebook and Google to developers, known as the API, rob said. He said that while he was disappointed by the rapid dissemination of false claims about the program's collection of information, he was pleased with the impetus behind it.

  罗伯说,和其他许多应用程序一样,FaceApp使用Facebook和谷歌为开发者提供的服务,也就是所谓的应用程序编程接口。他说,尽管他对有关该程序收集信息的不实说法迅速传播感到失望,但他对其背后的推动力感到高兴。

  To be honest, I'm happy because people are starting to get interested in these kinds of issues, Robert said. "they're starting to understand, well, maybe there are privacy issues."

  “说实话,我很高兴,因为人们开始对这类问题感兴趣,”罗伯特说,“他们开始明白了,好吧,可能还有一些隐私问题。”

  But, he notes, such concerns tend to backtrack in the face of fresh experiences. "The cool factor plays a big role," he said.

  不过,他指出,在新鲜的体验面前,这种担忧往往会退后。“酷的因素发挥了很大作用,”他说。

  Rob and two other researchers looking into the matter said they found no evidence on apple or android phones that FaceApp was secretly uploading entire albums. But they all expressed concern that, like many other apps, the app failed to alert users that their data was being uploaded to remote servers.

  罗伯和另外两名调查此事的研究人员都表示,他们没有在苹果或安卓手机上发现任何证据,表明FaceApp正在秘密上传整个相册。但他们都表示担心,与其他许多应用程序一样,这款应用程序未能提醒用户,他们的数据正在上传到远程服务器。

  If they don't take privacy seriously, how can they take security seriously? "Asked Will Strafach, the founder and chief executive of the Guardian Firewall, whose tool is coming to iOS that gives users more control over their data. "If they don't take security seriously, what is the risk of internal threats or breaches?"

  “如果他们不把隐私当回事,又怎么会把安全当回事呢?”卫士防火墙(Guardian Firewall)的创始人兼首席执行官威尔·斯特拉法奇(Will Strafach)问,他的这款即将登陆iOS的工具可以让用户对自己的数据有更多控制。“如果他们不认真对待安全问题,公司遭到内部威胁或被攻破的风险有多大?”

  Others have raised concerns about facebook's privacy policies and terms, mainly one that gives the app broad rights to users' photos. But Jeremy Gillula, director of technology programs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties group, said it was similar to other applications.

  其他人则对FaceApp的隐私政策和条款提出了担忧,主要是其中一条让FaceApp获取了对用户照片的广泛权利。但非营利性公民自由组织电子前沿基金会(Electronic Frontier Foundation)的技术项目总监杰里米·吉卢拉(Jeremy Gillula)表示,它与其他应用的情况类似。

  We've always had concerns, he said. "It seems to me that a lot of applications and services generally have this general clause that says: you grant us permission to copy, modify, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, perform and display user content globally, which I always think is a bit excessive."

  “我们一直有顾虑,”他说。“在我看来,很多应用程序和服务通常都含有这项笼统的条款,即:您授予我们在全球范围内复制、修改、改编、创建衍生作品、分发、公开表演和展示用户内容的许可,我总觉得这有点过分。”

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