Apple to Refund Parents for Kids' App Purchases
Company settles with FTC over complaints
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jan 15, 2014 6:59 PM CST
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(Newser) – Apple has agreed to refund at least $32.5 million to customers, settling a complaint from the FTC. The complaint stemmed from customers claiming young kids were able to make in-app purchases without parental consent. Apple users might be familiar with this: After purchasing an app using a password in the App Store, users were allowed to make additional purchases for another 15 minutes without having to submit the password again. The FTC alleged Apple violated fair business practices by not telling parents about the 15-minute window and then charging them for purchases later made by children.

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WAR_DRAG0N
Jan 20, 2014 3:08 PM CST
LMAO my sister just woke me up dreaming at her kid for this exact reason
WarmWeatherGuy
Jan 16, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Apparently people who have kids aren't responsible for anything.