‘Clubhouse’ Adding Encryption to Prevent Data Leaks, Improve User Protection
The Clubhouse application was quoted by “Reuters” news agency as stating that it is working to add more encryption to prevent any data leakage and to improve user protection.
The agency stated that the application plans to work with a company specialized in securing user data.
Reuters said the Clubhouse app declined to comment on reports of leaking user data.
The Stanford University Observatory said that China had succeeded in accessing the data of users of the Clubhouse application for voice chat because of security flaws.
The number of times the Clubhouse chat application was downloaded has doubled over the course of just two weeks, according to estimates released by a data analysis firm.
Application Annie, a data analysis company specializing in electronic application affairs, said that it had detected a significant increase in the number of times the Clubhouse chat application was downloaded from 3.5 million to 8.1 million times in the period from February 1 to February 16, according to the BBC.
The increase in popularity of the online application, which is required to be downloaded on the phone by an invitation from an actual user, has escalated recently after a number of celebrities confirmed its use.
Despite this significant increase in the number of downloads, the number of times the application is downloaded does not necessarily equal the number of users.