With more users joining the Android version of Clubhouse, Central agencies have now started snooping on voice chat rooms of the audio-only App that hosts live discussions 24/7.
At least a dozen Central agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing, National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Bureau of Investigation, Narcotics Control Bureau and Central Board of Direct Taxes, have been authorised to track the rooms scheduled by clubs that is generating excitement or individual or group chats in open or closed rooms in real-time, the Hindu reported, citing sources.
Clubhouse became popular among users in Kashmir too, discussion are held on various topics everyday.
According to the Hindu, the audio-drop in the startup that has been attracting a bevy of early users on to conversations on a multiple of topics seemed to have been the latest prying room for investigation agencies.
The App was first introduced to iOS in March 2020 with a beta launch for Android in May.
The app, reportedly, also records audio conversations. Users can record Clubhouse audio chats with ease on a built-in screen recorder Android device or iPhone. That apart, users can use third-party screen recording Apps.