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Amazon Held Responsible for Kids' In-App Purchases

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Apr 27, 2016, 9:39 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

A federal judge says Amazon deserves to be on the hook for charges rung up by children on mobile devices. Consumers complained it was too easy for children to spend money on in-app purchases without proper authorization. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission took action against Amazon. The judge overseeing the case agreed with the FTC's position that Amazon should be liable, but has yet determine what recourse is needed. The FTC is pushing for full refunds to the impacted consumers.

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Apr 28, 2016, 1:08 PM


Most companies have been doing this for a while now, I know the play store does this already and I believe the Apple store doesn't this as well.
The iPhone App Store started requiring passwords for every purchase only after being hammered with exactly this kind of lawsuit.

It seems obvious 'protect your customers' but many companies are only willing to do that when they are forced to, the l...
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