Why you need to think twice before using Lensa AI and other self-portrait apps 

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30th March 2023

Why you need to think twice before using Lensa AI and other self-portrait apps 

It’s a common theme. You begin seeing these amazing CGI images of your friends on Facebook or Instagram. 

You think, “How can I make one?” 

The latest of these modern vanity marvels to make the rounds is Lensa AI. You upload about 10 photos so the app can feed that data into its AI algorithm. Then, once it maps your facial features, it generates several fantasy profile pics. 

It sounds like a little harmless digital fun, right? 

That’s what many companies making apps like this like you to think. Vanity is an easy sell. But for Lensa AI and several similar self-portrait apps, you’re paying more than you know. The cost comes from the data privacy rights you’re giving up. And these can go far beyond the app itself. 

Why Worry About Data Privacy with Lensa AI and Similar Apps? 

Data Used to Track You 

Once you download the Lensa AI app, it can track your phone activity in other apps. 

Data Collected 

By downloading Lensa AI, you permit it to track all kinds of data, including the purchases you make online. 

Loss of Rights to Your Uploaded Images 

Lensa AI Terms require you to grant a sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, and create derivative works of your user content. 

Get a Device Privacy Checkup 

The more apps you use, the more complicated data privacy can get. Don’t leave it to chance. 


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