Consolidating as a global social network is not simple. And while there were a few that made it to the top, the biggest challenge is staying. In that dilemma, Clubhouse, the live audio application, swings.
Finally, after many months of waiting, the app to create private chats announced its exit from the beta phase and its availability for any user No need for a waiting list, a change that they make on both Android and Apple iOS.
The company reported on its official blog that they have withdrawn the waiting list system And since Wednesday, any user with a club or an event can send a link to the conversation so that whoever wants to join it.
However, with the massive entry of users, privacy problems also arrive and the number of attacks begins to escalate. This week a database was discovered with 3.8 billion phone numbers linked to Clubhouse.
These lists appeared on the so-called darknet or dark web and the leaked mobile numbers belonged to both users of the social network as to contacts of these people.
Filtering not only affects those who have a profile on the network, but also to people who never entered the Clubhouse, The reason is that users have their contact list synchronized with the app, as the researcher at the Swiss company scip AG, Marc Ruef, has pointed out on Twitter.
Far from acknowledging the incident, Clubhouse has denied that this is a leak from its application. In a statement, he assured that the platform has invested in security and the latest technology to avoid these types of vulnerabilities.
The new logo of the Clubhouse social network
And he argues that the database that is being auctioned on the internet – which does not include user identifications, only phone numbers – It is not from their servers and that it is random numbers that create bots.
Despite this slip, prospects for the app are encouraging. The access system used so far has allowed Clubhouse managers to grow in a more or less controlled way, although they always intended for the application to be open.
This social network was created last year, but its popularity grew when Elon Musk was invited in January.
Since then, the daily rooms have grown from 50,000 to half a million, and the community has increased by about 10 million people since the arrival of the beta for Android in mid-May.
The direct message channel, launched last week, already counts 90 million messages sent.
To accompany the opening of the service, the Clubhouse managers have presented the new logo, the new application icon and the new website along with the update for iOS and Android. They assure that they will offer updates every one to two weeks.