In response to privacy concerns, Venmo says default public transactions are a social feature

Earlier this week, we highlighted data from a security researcher who analyzed over 200 million Venmo transactions and was able to “learn an alarming mount” about users simply through those transactions. The issue stems from the fact that anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history thanks to the app’s default public setting. Now, in a statement, Venmo is defending itself…...

Making The Grade: Juice Mobile Power solves classroom charging woes

Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students. Being in school IT, I get a lot of sales calls. It especially heats up in the spring when schools are making all the buying decisions for the following year. Most of them are sent straight to my voicemail, so it’s hard to wade through the junk from the great. A few weeks ago, I got an email from the folks at Bretford wanting to talk to me about Juice Mobile Power. I was immediately intrigued when I saw the first paragraph on the website:...