CVS and Rite-Aid turned off Apple Pay and that’s a terrible idea

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Nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy: CVS turned off support for Apple Pay and Google Wallet on Saturday.

“Our customers found it too easy and convenient,” according to a fake company spokesperson whom I made up because I’m disappointed and spiteful. “To say nothing of the fact that it encouraged people to shop more at our stores. Letting customers use a safer and more secure method of payment is just plain bananas,” the spokesperson said, before handing me a 7-foot-long banner of coupons and special offers.

The actual CVS chain had nothing to say about the move. Instead, corporate sent an email to all stores informing them that their computers would be receiving an update to disable contactless payments.

Read more at Newsfeed.

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