His Profane Tweets About the Apple Card Went Viral - Page 2

And are leading to a probe of Goldman Sachs' credit card practices
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2019 12:10 PM CST

  • "Hilarious how much mansplaining is flowing in this thread. Every single poster questioning my wife’s credit score, a man. Every single defense of Apple blaming GS, a man. Almost like men are over represented in the defense/justification of discrimination that doesn’t affect them?" (here)
  • "[My wife] spoke to two Apple reps. Both very nice, courteous people representing an utterly broken and reprehensible system. The first person was like 'I don’t know why, but I swear we're not discriminating, IT'S JUST THE ALGORITHM'. I s--- you not. 'IT'S JUST THE ALGORITHM!'." (here)
  • "If we simply roll over and accept credit assessment algorithms and inputs to be proprietary and secret, we will have authorized and condoned all sorts of discriminatory practices that can thrive when bias is left to live in darkness. That is simply not right." (here)
  • "Great example of how algorithmic bias ends up gendered in its discrimination. What percentage of homemakers' do you think are women? If they're unable to rely on shared wealth, household income, or historical earning power to demonstrate ability to repay credit, they're cut off." (here)
  • "This also makes it all the more disappointing that Apple has failed to comment. They just pass all responsibility to GS. Imagine if you had to call Foxconn yourself when your iPhone broke? If it says Apple on the box, it’s an Apple product. Own it." (here)
  • Who else claims to have experience the same treatment? None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. On Saturday he tweeted, "The same thing happened to us. I got 10x the credit limit. We have no separate bank or credit card accounts or any separate assets. Hard to get to a human for a correction though. It's big tech in 2019."

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.