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in-app purchasing

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Apple v. Samsung

The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone

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Parent payout: Google settles in-app purchase suit for $19M

The search giant is the latest big tech company to tangle with the Federal Trade Commission over children making unauthorized buys within apps.

By September 4, 2014

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EU praises Google, chides Apple over in-app purchases

In response to the European Commission's requests, Google says it won't use the word "free" when referring to games that contain in-app purchases.

By July 18, 2014

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Apple isn't doing enough about in-app purchases, watchdog says

European consumer regulators have criticised Apple for not doing enough to tackle bills unexpectedly run up by sneaky apps.

By July 18, 2014

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Apple tips off FTC over Google in-app purchases, report says

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.

By July 9, 2014

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​Amazon to fight FTC on fines for kids' in-app purchases

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.

By July 2, 2014

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How to disable or limit in-app purchases in iOS

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.

By March 12, 2014

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iOS 7.1 warns you about in-app purchase window

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.

By March 12, 2014

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Google sued over kids racking up in-app purchases

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.

By March 11, 2014

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Apple to refund unauthorized in-app purchases

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.

By January 15, 2014

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Apple to refund millions for in-app purchases

The electronics giant reaches a settlement with the FTC, Google helps conserve data on your smartphone, and the NSA is spying using radio waves.

By January 15, 2014