FBI Calls FaceApp 'Potential Counterintelligence Threat'

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:42 PM EST) -- The face-altering photo app FaceApp, developed by a Russian company, is a "potential counterintelligence threat," despite there being no evidence to date of Russian security officials collecting its data, according to the FBI.

In a letter sent to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., made public Monday, an FBI official said that any mobile app developed in Russia raises security concerns for the United States because of the Russian government's sweeping ability to access data within its borders without requesting that data from internet service providers.

The bureau's list of potentially threatening mobile apps, according to the letter, now includes FaceApp,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!