Peter Kafka

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Apple “Investigating” In-App Purchase Fraud

Apple says it is looking into reports that a Russian programmer has figured out how to make “in-app” purchases for free on some iOS applications. Statement from spokeswoman Natalie Harrison: “The security of the App Store is incredibly important to us and the developer community. We take reports of fraudulent activity very seriously and we are investigating.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work