A few days ago news broke that Clubhouse had been pirate. According to the information published on this subject, the information of 1.3 million accounts was shared for free in a forum of the Pirates.
However, Clubhouse was quick to deny the news, since the information allegedly disclosed was public information i.e. personal or sensitive information is not included as happened a few years ago. days with 533 million Facebook accounts.
In this way, Clubhouse explained that there was no security breach in its database and pointed out that all this data published in the hacker forum “comes from public information of the profiles of the application, which anyone can access both from the application itself and from the application programming interface API. ”
So, for now, the app seems like a safe place to stay, although obviously every time you open an account on a platform you put yourself at risk for your data being hacked. We can only trust the security mechanisms of these platforms.
What is Clubhouse?
Clubhouse is one of the apps out there, but accessing it is not as easy as the other apps. As an innovation, Clubhouse has that it is an application which is used only and exclusively with the voice.
If you manage to access the Clubhouse community, you will find different chat rooms where you can listen to comments on different topics and even give your opinion. Of course, always by voice.
The company makes sure that the chat topics in the app are always constructive and respectful, in the various voice chat rooms there are usually experts from whom you can learn more about the topic you are interested in.
Clubhouse became a reality in March 2020, just as the global pandemic began, a reason that surely helped the app to consolidate and start to be successful around the world as it was and remains a way to socialize without having to assume the risk of contagion.
Due to its early success, the company secured $ 100 million in funding.
When you enter the app, you will only have to choose the chat room that interests you and be able to listen to the conversations of those who want to be heard. To intervene, you will need to press the “raise your hand” button. There is no option to send pictures or text messages.
You may find other users with similar tastes with which to create “clubs” or voice chat groups with the people closest to you.
The Clubhouse is designed to expand knowledge on various topics, so it allows you to organize interactive virtual conferences and has guests who are actors, musicians or businesswomen, giving lectures on the topics they dominate.
The application is still in a trial period, so it can only be entered with a fairly exclusive invitation. Artists such as Drake, Ashton Kutcher, Jared Leto or the founder of the app, Elon Musk, are known to have participated in clubhouse voice chats.
How can I receive an invitation to the Clubhouse?
Here’s the hard part: get into the app. As we said in the lines above, at the moment it is only accessible by invitation. You can go to Google Play and download Clubhouse without a problem, but going through this step will be quite complicated for now.
At the moment, there are two ways to access the Clubhouse:
- Press the button “Get your username”. You will need to enter your email address to enter a waiting list. Supposedly, if someone within the app sees your request and recognizes you, they can give you access if they want. But for now, you can only wait.
- Know someone who is already using the app. This is the simplest option (but also the most unlikely). Each user receives two invitations which he can give to whomever he wants. If you use both invitations, you may receive more if you create groups and actively participate in the app.
As you can see, entering the Clubhouse community is currently not easy. However, the company itself has made sure that little by little it will make access to the app more free, until it reaches a point where there are no such strict access restrictions.