Public By Default

An art project meant to highlight the stunningly open data practices of some of the biggest companies in the tech industry, Public By Default reconstructs the behaviors of a number of users of the social payment site Venmo by taking advantage of the fact that everyone’s payments are, by default, totally public and retrievable via API (with little authentication or authorization required). It’s really well presented via fun visualizations and storytelling but simultaneously chilling that Venmo has continued to operate like this for over five years while only gaining popularity.

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