Consumer protection agency investigating Venmo’s collection practices

Consumer protection agency investigating Venmo’s collection practices

First reported by The Wall Street Journal, the filing shows Venmo owner PayPal received a Civil Investigative Demand from the CFPB on January 21st, “related to Venmo’s unauthorized funds transfers and collections processes, and related matters.”.

A mistake at Facebook broke Spotify, Venmo, TikTok, and other iPhone apps

A mistake at Facebook broke Spotify, Venmo, TikTok, and other iPhone apps

"A new release of Facebook included a change that triggered crashes for some users in some apps using the Facebook iOS SDK.The apps were attempting to communicate with Facebook's servers and crashing as a result.

Clearview AI's entire client list stolen in data breach

Clearview AI's entire client list stolen in data breach

James Martin / CNET Clearview AI, a facial-recognition software maker that has sparked privacy concerns, said Wednesday it suffered a data breach.The company has a database of 3 billion photos that it collected from the internet, including websites like YouTube, Facebook, Venmo and LinkedIn. New York City-based Clearview said the database of images wasn't hacked.

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

Clearview AI - super crime fighter or the death of privacy as we know it?

In a nutshell, the New York Times published an article on Ton-That (and others’ as you will see) tiny company Clearview AI on January 18, 2020 that revealed, among many other serious things, that the company claims to have quietly scraped Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites to assemble a database of 3 billion faces.

EFF and Mozilla to Venmo: Clean Up Your Privacy Settings

EFF and Mozilla to Venmo: Clean Up Your Privacy Settings

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Mozilla have teamed up in an open letter to Venmo, telling the popular payment app to clean up its privacy settings, which leaves sensitive financial data exposed to the public.

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk

I could see a public API endpoint that was returning the data for this feed, meaning that anyone could make a GET request (like a simple page load) to see the latest 20 transactions made on the app by anyone around the world.

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Most Venmo competitors, like Square’s Cash app, share the same core feature: You can send money with a few taps and swipes. Your banking app may also already have the payment transfer service Zelle built into it, which could become more popular than Venmo this year.