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His Profane Tweets About the Apple Card Went Viral

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
In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif.   (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

(Newser) – David Heinemeier Hansson says his wife has the superior credit score. They file their taxes jointly. And while the tech entrepreneur didn't provide any other personal financial information, he did disclose an alleged financial injustice on Thursday. In a series of tweets that have continued through Monday, the Ruby on Rails creator wrote that he was given an Apple Card credit limit 20x higher than his wife's—only to be told the "algorithm" was to blame and that the problem wasn't Apple's but Goldman Sachs'. "Dozens" of others chimed in with similar allegations of gender discrimination, reports the Washington Post, and the New York Department of Financial Services is now looking into Goldman Sachs' credit card practices, reports Bloomberg. Some of Hansson's standout tweets, plus more:

  • "The @AppleCard is such a f---ing sexist program. My wife and I filed joint tax returns, live in a community-property state, and have been married for a long time. Yet Apple's black box algorithm thinks I deserve 20x the credit limit she does. No appeals work." (here)
  • "I’m surprised that they even let her apply for a card without the signed approval of her spouse? I mean, can you really trust women with a credit card these days??!" (here)

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