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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit against Amazon.com last week seeking millions of dollars in restitution for unauthorized charges, which were incurred by children making in-app purchases without obtaining parental consent while playing online games.

Although Apple agreed to pay a $32.5 million settlement, Amazon insists that it has addressed consumer complaints for unauthorized purchases individually and maintains that its situation is different from Apple's. The FTC, however, believes that despite years of consumer issues, Amazon allowed these practices to persist.

To read more about the FTC's second case recently involving in-app purchases, visit the FTC website for further details.