There are plenty of popular social media and social networking apps, but none have more users than the Clubhouse App which currently has over 5 million users worldwide. However, after recent reports that the app was being run by a Chinese-based company, concerns are being raised as to the security of personal information and conversations that may be passing through the app. Here are some things to consider regarding the clubhouse app and its security.
What you need to know
Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app, has been thrust into the spotlight after it was revealed that the company has ties to China. This has led to security concerns among users, who are worried that their conversations could be monitored by the Chinese government. While Clubhouse has tried to assuage these fears by saying that it does not store user data in China, many users are still concerned and are deleting the app.
The clubhouse is not the only tech company with this problem: Google, Apple, Facebook and other big names have had similar issues in recent years. To avoid dealing with such a crisis of trust, some apps like Signal are taking steps to encrypt all communications end-to-end so no one can listen in on what you’re talking about. For now, while there’s little evidence that Clubhouse poses a threat to your privacy, you should be aware of potential risks when using the app.
You can learn more about what happens to your information when you use Clubhouse here. Clubhouse offers three levels of privacy protection: strictest, standard, and relaxed. Strictest mode means that nothing will ever be shared outside of your conversation without explicit permission from both parties; Standard mode shares content after 3 days; Relaxed mode never shares content with third parties (even if one party explicitly agrees).
If you’re looking for a more secure messaging app, you might want to check out Signal (an encrypted texting service) or Telegram (a messenger where every message is encrypted). Both services offer an easy-to-use interface and work across multiple platforms. With encryption set up in advance, even if someone tries to intercept your messages they won’t get any information at all.
The same cannot be said for unencrypted chats – as soon as your message leaves your device, anyone can see what you’re sending. Even worse, if you enter a wrong password or lose access to your account then all of your messages disappear forever. That’s why Signal and Telegram make sure that every message is always fully encrypted to company.
Latest Updates from App Developer
- We are aware of the recent reports linking our app to a Chinese-based company and we are investigating the matter.
- The safety and security of our users is our top priority and we take these reports very seriously.
- We want to assure our users that we have no intention of sharing their data with any third party, let alone a foreign government.
- We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available. 5. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have in regards to this report by emailing
- Thank you for your understanding during this time. 7. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support. 8. Yours Truly, App Developer 1. Our investigation so far has found no indication that there has been any wrongdoing on our part, nor any actions taken without authorization from us or other members of the clubhouse team.
- We’ve never shared data with a third party without first seeking explicit user consent–the allegations go against everything we stand for as an organization, and nothing will deter us from fulfilling our mission to help people connect and form meaningful relationships every day across the world.
- If anything ever changes about the nature of our relationship with this Chinese partner, we will do everything in our power to ensure that it doesn’t affect your experience using our product.
- At present, there’s no reason for concern if you’re one of the millions who use club house each day–we can’t predict what might happen tomorrow and all we can do is promise that today, your privacy matters to us.