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Paul Stenhouse: OnlyFans reverses adult content ban – Saturday Morning with Jack Tame – Newstalk ZB

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Apple’s internet tax may be in jeopardy  
One of the conditions for having an app on Apple’s App Store was that you must use their payments service where they take up to 30% of your income. You can’t even email users with data you’ve collected from users using your app promoting a different payment method.. that’s about to change. 
A class action lawsuit from US app developers has won a $100 million payout from Apple and a changing of the rules. So now you can email or text users with information collected from the app. Critics say it’s just the first step and Apple should re-think the forced in-app payment method because it an anti-trust violation.  

OnlyFans has reversed its adult content ban 
In what was likened to Twitter removing the ability for people to Tweet, OnlyFans told its community that adult content would be banned. Apparently there are also musicians, fitness trainers and beauty influencers on the platform doing classes and providing a way for fans to connect. OnlyFans said its banks wouldn’t support their business, but news reports suggested they were also struggling to find investors despite being projected to double their revenue to $2.5 billion next year. There is concern about the legal liability for illegal content on the platform. Well, the money must be speaking now because they’ve reversed the decision and OnlyFans is continuing as is.  

Afghanistan refugees are being gifted Airbnbs 

Airbnb is pledging to house 20,000 refugees for free, “as long as is needed”. Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky tweeted that hosts who are open to making their homes available to get in touch.  
Airbnb launched a non-profit a few years ago to help people displaced by natural disasters and providing essential workers a place to stay away from their families during the height of the COVID pandemic. If you want to help house refugees, you can visit airbnb.org.

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