The algorithm used to set credit limits for the new Apple Card will be the subject of an official investigation, following tweets from a tech entrepreneur blasting the company for gender discrimination, according to various news outlets.
New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has initiated the probe into the credit card practices of Goldman Sachs, which provides the Apple Card. In a series of Twitter posts starting on Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails and the founder and CTO at Basecamp, railed against the Apple Card for giving him 20 times the credit limit that his wife got.
Hansson didn’t disclose any specific income-related information for himself or his wife but said they filed joint tax returns and that his wife had a better credit score.
The tweets sparked a series of replies from people who had the same experience, including Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.