In-app game payments are ruining families. It's an absolute travesty that Apple (and Google, I guess) doesn't outlaw or at least offer default circuit breakers for this predatory model. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48925623 …
Most in-app payments in games are seriously manipulative. A dungeon of dark patterns. All designed to lure as many kids as possible into emptying their parent's bank accounts. Utterly corrupt industry and incentives.
Game developers are preying on kids with disabilities, refunds are automatically denied. Read the accounts in that BBC story and its obvious that @apple and @google are complicit in this racket of exploitation.
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