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BuzzFeed News finds Biden's private Venmo account

Added 05-15-21 07:56:07am EST - “BuzzFeed News on Friday reportedly located President Biden's private Venmo account, citing it as a national security issue, according to the publication.” - Thehill.com

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It only took the outlet 10 minutes to find the president's account on the money sharing app, BuzzFeed News claims. Locating the account revealed a network of Biden's family and staff, along with each of their contacts on Venmo.

BuzzFeed News reporters began searching for the account after seeing a comment about Biden sending his grandchildren money via the app in a New York Times article.

After reaching out to the White House for comment, Biden's alleged Venmo account was wiped of any friends, the outlet claims. The app has come under fire for its lack of privacy when it comes to friends, as there's no way to make connections on the app private; anyone looking at a person's Venmo account can see the list of their friends, BuzzFeed News notes.

A Venmo spokesperson issued a statement to The Hill following the outlet's request for comment that stressed the app's emphasis on privacy.

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