After Apple pays $32.5 million to customers over purchases made by kids using parents' passwords, Google may be next to face the FTC's scrutiny.
Regulatory body wants e-commerce giant to agree to fines, policy changes related to children buying items in apps when logged in with parent's account.
A class action has been raised against Google over in-app purchases by a mother whose young son spent US$65 on in-game currency.
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It's welcome news for parents with app-happy kids. Apple agrees to comply with a Federal Trade Commission order requiring the tech company to issue at least $32.5 million in reimbursements for in-app purchases made by kids without parental consent.
As part of an agreement with the FTC, Apple also must change its billing practices to require consent from consumers before charging them for in-app purchases.
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You can turn off in-app purchases entirely or put the kibosh on the 15-minute grace period by requiring a password for every purchase.
After a recent settlement with the FTC, Apple's iOS 7.1 offers up a warning message about its 15-minute window for in-app purchases.
Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.