Hey everyone, Joe Biden on Venmo! Buzzfeed Scrutinized the Internet for the current US President’s Venmo account, and to be honest, he did not have to work too hard. Internet experts took a full ten minutes to track down Biden’s Venmo, a cash-sharing app where you can send and receive money from others.
Although thankfully Joe Biden did not set his password to USA123 or anything easily hackable, Buzzfeed Told that it was related that with a ten-minute Venmo dive, they could find connections to children, grandchildren, friends and more of the US president sitting through the app.
Buzzfeed Explained further why this is a problem, especially Venmo’s list of public friends: “Even though the Venmo account is set to make payments private, its friend list is exposed. Someone to make this information private The setting is not, meaning it can provide a window into one’s personal life that can be exploited by anyone – including trolls, stalkers, police and detectives. ”
After reaching the White House, Venmo issued a statement: “The safety and privacy of all Venmo users and their information is always a top priority, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Customers always have the ability to make their transactions private. And the app has the ability to set its own privacy settings. ” By Friday evening, Venmos of Biddens was also removed from the app.
However, Twitter is still opinionated and will not stop tweeting about POTUS and its public app. Here are Twitter takes on Joe Biden and his Venmo.
Joe Biden is 102, but you tell me he can use Venmo, but can’t figure out how to attach a PDF to an email? https://t.co/o1qHdyGbUn
– Waxin Shaw, Attorney at Law (@fairyglowmother) 15 May, 2021
Grandpa Joe still needs his millennials and the Gen Z staff to fix those pesky PDFs.
Not all who know how to use Biden Venmo https://t.co/72RF3psMEj
– All day (@sarahdayarts) 15 May, 2021
Yes, there is no way that he can use his own Venmo. Maybe his grandchildren use it to send themselves ice cream money?
Who is Biden Wenmoing? Are he and Barack going half over pizza ?? https://t.co/PzqXdLM0Sn
– Stephanie Victoria 👑 (@crownvictoria22) 15 May, 2021
White house bromance
But we still want to know: Are Joe Biden and Barack Obama still half-running on pizza?
The Biden Venmo thing is important because finding it “feels wrong”. Venmo has been violating our privacy norms for years. We expect the paid app to offer some level of privacy for himself or any president. Venmo falls short. https://t.co/8uKQfRh5nf
– Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) 15 May, 2021
However what about our privacy?
The issue at hand: Venmo’s model is not really private, and if it is a problem for Joe Biden, then it is a problem for the rest of us.
This morning’s two Venmo stories really shed light on our two political parties:
Joe Biden: Money sent to grandchildren, maybe a few dollars spent on ice cream.
Matt Getz: Escorts, cocaine, hotels, young girls. #MattGaetzIsGuiltyAF
– Nick Knudsen (@NickKnudsenUS) 15 May, 2021
If you have forgotten, Matt Getz is still a thing, he is also using Venmo, and Twitter is not going to let us forget it. The daily beast The report states that Matt Getz allegedly used Venmo to pay an accused sexual smuggler, who then used the app to pay an underage girl for sexual acts. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is cashing in on his grandchildren’s ice cream money.
How is knowing Joe Biden’s username on Venmo a national security concern? Slow news day? Does she need a donation or something? Idgi lol https://t.co/DJ1klOWHcs
– Alex Lammaretto (@alexlamerato) 15 May, 2021
Slow news day
However, some people on Twitter are scratching their heads about this issue. This is a list of Joe Biden’s friends, not the nuclear code!
Is it just me or are many people missing the Venmo story? There is nothing wrong with what Joe Biden bought or did, how easy it is to track all of our social and financial relationships. Or am I missing something?
– It’s Gems and the Avell Truth (@TweetFiction) 15 May, 2021
Yes, it is not a crime to spoil your children using Venmo, but Twitter seems to be missing the point of the story.
I’m requesting 10 million from Joe Biden on Venmo
– Most likely to exit the hut (@ Seyithe1st) 15 May, 2021
Where is my money, Joe?
If we didn’t get those incentive checks, how many people on Twitter would beat Joe Biden on Venmo for $ 2,000?
Request $ 400 from Joe Biden Going to Venmo
– Minicraft Rural Shore (@cedlesin) 15 May, 2021
Can I put $ 400 at risk Mr. President? 4
Everyone should send a Venmo request to Joe Biden for the $ 600 he still has with us
– Kyle Rehl (@kylerehl) 15 May, 2021
Or $ 600? We were already paid, our @ $$.
Ok, this is definitely a major security flaw that needs to be fixed immediately but my question is why Joe Biden needs Venmo https://t.co/s33y5NyFCI
– नgen ☽☾ says free Palestine (@jensyidstress) 15 May, 2021
Wait, but why?
Why does Joe Biden need Venmo in the first place? I mean, it’s good to send McDonald’s money to grandchildren, but still.
Joe Biden’s Venomo sounds like a name @callousdaoboys song
– Two minutes to late night (@ 2M2LN) 15 May, 2021
Naming my band
We are calling Dibs on the naming of our synth-wave, new-age rockabilly jazz indie prog band Joe Biden’s Venmo.
What do you think of the Joe Biden Venmo story? Do you think it’s a nothing-burger, or are there real security and privacy concerns here? Tell us in the comments!