01.17.14

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Apple Exploits Children

Posted in Antitrust, Apple at 8:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Apple’s attitude towards children continues to be one that resembles drug dealers’

NOT ONLY under-aged children in China are being exploited for Apple profit.

According to a new post [1] and photograph from Will Hill, children are forced to sign an “agreement to use [Apple] laptop for school.” This comes at an interesting time because the FTC has just ruled that Apple will “pay at least $32.5 million in refunds to parents who didn’t authorize hefty purchases racked up by their children on their iPhones and iPads.”

What about laptops? How can Apple and its facilitators at schools get away with forcing children to become Apple customers? Apple is a company without ethics (in many areas), so this is morally wrong. Apple hopes to raise a generation of Apple ‘addicts’ using the help of state schools. Apple is not an alternative to Microsoft (Apple is trying to dodge antitrust actions in nefarious ways right now), it’s just another Microsoft. The alternative to both (the oligarchy) is freedom-respecting software, or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Troubling User Agreement for Grade School

    Today, my daughter had to sign an agreement to use a laptop for school. They are going to replace most of the paper flow and text books with Apple laptops, so she was unable to refuse.

  2. FTC says Apple will pay at least $32.5 million over in-app purchases

    The federal government on Wednesday said Apple has agreed to pay at least $32.5 million in refunds to parents who didn’t authorize hefty purchases racked up by their children on their iPhones and iPads.

    The Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Apple is the first punishment handed to a major tech company over the handling of children’s apps. It comes amid growing concern that as children clamor to use mobile devices, companies are doing little to protect their privacy or provide parents with the tools to supervise online behavior.

  3. Apple Settles FTC In-App Purchasing Complaint
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