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Venmo Makes Privacy Changes After Story About Biden

Users will be able to make their friends' list private

(Newser) - Venmo is making a fundamental change to its privacy settings after a story about President Biden exposed a weakness. Users will be able to make their list of friends private, reports BuzzFeed . The money-exchange app previously made anyone's list of contacts viewable to everyone else on the app, and...

BuzzFeed Found Biden's Venmo Account in Minutes

Report raises concerns about the payment app's privacy features

(Newser) - A profile of President Biden in the New York Times on Friday revealed that he does something a lot of grandparents do—send his grandkids money via Venmo. That prompted BuzzFeed to do an investigation of sorts. And in less than 10 minutes, the site located Biden's Venmo account...

Now You Can 'Show Your Love, Leave a Tip' on Twitter
Twitter Introduces a 'Tip Jar'

Twitter Introduces a 'Tip Jar'

You can easily send money to certain users from their profile

(Newser) - "Show your love, leave a tip." It's now possible, Twitter announced Thursday in introducing a new test feature designed to allow you to easily send money to your favorite accounts. To use the so-called "Tip Jar" feature, available to English-speaking users of Android and iOS app...

Fastest-Growing Brands Cater to Homebodies

Using DoorDash, White Claw, Venmo, and Amazon Prime means you never have to leave

(Newser) - Gen Xers had Zima ; millennials have White Claw —and the latter beverage is popular enough that it clinched the No. 2 spot on Morning Consult's list of the fastest-growing brands of 2019. The market research firm looked at "growth in the share of consumers who say they...

Reporter Who Covered Fundraising Star? Out of a Job

Aaron Calvin is 'no longer' with the Des Moines Register, editor writes

(Newser) - A Des Moines Register reporter who exposed a viral star's old, racist tweets—but who turned out to have ugly tweets of his own—will need to find a new job, KCCI reports. Details are unclear, but the paper's editor writes that he is "no longer with...

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