Clubhouse is an audio chatroom app that currently is a sensation in the social media space. Over the past few months, most of the popular social media apps already want a Clubhouse-like feature. As the app continues to rack up more users, the attention to this app continues to increase. According to a recent report, the data of about 1.3 million Clubhouse users leaked online. The leak details include ID, name, photo URL, Twitter user name, Instagram user name, number of followers, account creation date, and other private information. However, how true is this information?
According to an official statement from Clubhouse, this information is false and misleading. The company claims that the data in the report is the public profile information of Clubhouse app. This means that anyone can access this information via the app or its API. This does not mean that the audio app has been hacked or breached.
The same source also claimed that 500 million LinkedIn users’ private data was leaked. However, Microsoft vehemently denies this report. When there is a leak, the company can hardly deny the leak. This is because the available information will tell if it is truly a leak or not. In this case, the available information online is not a leak. Rather, it is a piece of public information that anyone can access. Of course, this depends on the user settings.
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Slack will also copy Clubhouse operation
Since its introduction, Clubhouse has well over 8 million downloads worldwide. Presently, the operation of this app is a new trend for social media giants. As of now, the likes of Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, Mi Talk (Xiaomi), TikTok, and Instagram already have or are working on their version of Clubhouse.
According to a recent report, Slack, a multi-purpose application will also copy Clubhouse operation. Clubhouse is an Audio chat room where participants invite others to join in a conversation. According to Slack’s CEO, Stewart Butterfield, a service similar to Clubhouse is in the works. He revealed this information in a chat with a former reporter and venture capitalist, Josh Constine.
On its part, Clubhouse is also improving its services so as to keep up with the competition. The company currently only has the Web version. However, it is working on an Android version. This application will in a “couple of months”.