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Apple to Pay $32.5M to Settle FTC Suit Over App Purchases

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Jan 15, 2014, 12:43 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple today indicated that it has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S Federal Trade Commission regarding in-app purchases made by children. The details, shared with Apple employees in an email from CEO Tim Cook, indicate that Apple will pay the FTC $32.5 million to drop the lawsuit. Apple already settled a class-action lawsuit filed by consumers whose children unknowingly rang up hundreds of dollars of in-app purchases. Apple has since altered its in-app purchase polices and is in the process of reimbursing some 37,000 claimants in the original case. Cook felt the FTC's follow-up lawsuit was unfair and smacked of double-jeopardy, but settled anyway to avoid "a long and distracting legal fight."

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middlekid3058

Jan 15, 2014, 2:22 PM

WELL SINCE they got their check book out???

HAHA!
will be issued with an inscription on the back that read:

"Enjoy your chump change"
- Tim Cook
Doom Wolf

Jan 15, 2014, 1:30 PM

Good!

They finally know how it feels to be on the other end.
The funny part about this is that apple made it easy to buy apps and make in app purchases via the device for the consumers convenience... Then it bit them in the butt because irresponsible parents and children purchased "in app" content... Hilarious....
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