Apparently all payments using Venmo, including the real name, are public by default for everyone!

Venmo has always been a very social payment service, but wanting to pay people socially is a bit odd to begin with. It's hard to imagine how many problems that could cause...

@Gargron Venmo, the unnecessarily social payments network.

@annika @Gargron like the Blockchain, but, incredibly, stupider

@Gargron Yep, I got to explain Venmo’s settings to my shrink after seeing her other patients listed as paying her.

@Gargron this has been known since launch. I remember that someone used their public api to build a live stream of everyone buying drugs before they got throttled on api calls

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