Is Venmo sharing your location? (Here's how to stop it)

Kaili Lambe

By Kaili Lambe | March 10, 2020 | Advocacy

When it comes to privacy, Venmo is terrible.

Since 2018, Mozilla has been calling on Venmo to make privacy the default for user transactions. But Venmo is sharing more than just transaction history, it is also sharing location data with third parties.

The responsibility should not be on consumers to navigate overly complicated and convoluted privacy policies, but until Venmo and other platforms implement privacy by default, we’ve got your back.

As far as we can tell, Venmo does not need location data to function properly so why risk sharing the information unnecessarily? Read on to learn how to turn off location sharing with the Venmo app. Even if you don’t use Venmo yourself, consider sharing the instructions to help protect your friends and family.

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