Hacker News new | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Ah yes, another law with good intentions being exploited by loopholes. Companies that “communicate” with their customers in this way are so very obviously trying to screw you over but hey, they “obeyed” the law and “told you” the real price so it’s all good, right?

Also, this crap isn’t limited to web pages. Happens in the mail too. Yet these remain “legal” because every one of them “tells you” exactly what they are: in tiniest print, in the grayest of colors, in the unlikeliest of places and in the most convoluted of words.

These laws have to be cleaned up. In the meantime I am perfectly fine with publicly shaming companies that pull these tricks. We need a lot more articles like this one.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact