Dash buttons ruled illegal in Amazon's second largest market

Technology 11-1-2019 Mashable 34

Amazon's Dash buttons are perhaps the company's most overt effort to make you forget that buying something actually means handing over your hard-earned money. Now, someone is finally calling BS.

A German court has ruled that the Dash buttons violate consumer protection laws, Reuters reports

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Amazon debuted Dash buttons in 2015. They are small adhesive devices, emblazoned with a product logo and connected to the Amazon app, that let customers place an order for a single item just by pushing a button. For example, a button placed next to your paper towel roll would allow you to buy your favored brand of paper towels with the push of a button as soon as you're out. You can, of course, buy Dash buttons on Amazon. Read more...

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