This is a decent article that discusses not just Clubhouse's recent data leak, but the increasing prevalence of data leaks in tech products.…
This tweet from the above article kind of sums up the problem. It's not these companies are incompetent at security (though they might be). It's that they still don't agree that this data that they collect from us *should* be protected.
Here's what was leaked from CH:
"Names, user IDs, photo URL, number of followers, Twitter and Instagram handles, dates that accounts were created and even the profile information of who invited them to the app"
This list doesn't include some of the more traditional pieces of "personal information". Things like email address, phone number, etc. Things that are specific to the individual and allow them to be targeted for spam, identity theft, fraud, etc.
That is still how many tech companies think if personal information and what's not okay to have "leak". But we know that the scope of online threats is growing faster than that. You don't need those things anymore in order to be successful at spam, identity theft, and fraud.
Instead, it's these social platforms themselves create the tools that people use to harm us. The platforms themselves enable the harm to happen even *without* that personal information. They own the data and the tools all in one place.

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I can't tell you how infuriating this kind of gaslighting is. It comes in lots of different flavors. but this combination of "it takes time" as though it hasn't been decades and decades and "you have a lousy attitude" as though I have to be "nice" in order to deserve to live.
There's also this.

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It is so not the flex people think it is.
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It's easy to get confused about where the critique is actually focused. It's a mistake to think that the problem with a riot is "chaos". Sure, that's the fear they sell to white people. And that is one aspect of the issue. But that is not what the powers that be are afraid of.
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This guy has no idea why this is such an ignorant comment. Which is part of the critique. What we want is for creators to have flexibility that is not constrained by white supremacy. The response from Whiteness is "well then jettison all context and pretend nothing matters".
Superman is an alien who just *happens* to look like an all American white male humanoid. Did you know that for the longest time all other Kryptonians just happened to be white as well? Coincidence I'm sure.
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