Clubhouse is an app that works like a virtual clubhouse, where people talk to each other live in audio. The app, currently only available for iPhones, has become very popular in recent weeks.
According to the Department of Defense, the same rules apply to Clubhouse as to other apps. Soldiers are allowed to use the app, just as they are allowed on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok. However, they are not allowed to share confidential information over the network.
The police say that they look at the opportunities and risks for all emerging apps, including Clubhouse. Until then, the general policy will be how you move around as an agent on social media. Pay attention to what you share with whom, and if there is no need to share, don’t do it. Such platforms are important for connecting with citizens, but any use also entails security risks. “
Researchers from the American University of Stanford recently discovered that communication via the app partly runs via servers in China. As a result, certain data could be intercepted. The makers of Clubhouse promise an update that would prevent data traffic from going through China.
German consumer organizations argue that Clubhouse violates European privacy rules (GDPR) on several points.
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