Clubhouse is a social networking app used by millions of people, including Tesla founder Elon Muska and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, providing chat rooms to discuss a wide variety of topics.  Unlike some other social media, Clubhouse only involves audio with no text, videos or photographs.  Clubhouse is only available for iPhones and iPads and presently you must be invited to be able to join and use Clubhouse…. unless you are a hacker.  Recently Clubhouse revealed that its chats had been hacked.  Barely a week after Clubhouse had indiicated that it had improved its security, it was hacked and multiple chat rooms’ audio feeds were stolen and posted online.

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The hacking of Clubhouse is a cautionary tale for any users of the app to make sure that they do not share any personal informaiton on Clubhouse that they would want to maintain private and secure.  It is also interesting to note that if you read the fine print in Clubhouse’s privacy policy (which few do) you will find, “we cannot and do not guarantee that Content you or any users post on the Services will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.”  It is always a good idea to refrain from posting sensitive personal information on any social media.

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