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Amazon says it will fight FTC on in-app purchases made by children
Amazon says it will fight FTC on in-app purchases made by children

Amazon.com is resisting a request by the Federal Trade Commission to set stricter controls on in-app purchases made by children. The Seattle company is facing a potential lawsuit by the FTC on the matter and is prepared to go to court to defend itself, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited a proposed complaint as well as a letter from Amazon to the FTC. In the letter, Amazon vowed to stand by its current practices in court "rather than agree to fines and additional record keeping and disclosure requirements over the next 20 years," the Journal said. Increasingly, many apps allow users to buy various virtual goods once they've been installed on a smartphone or tablet....

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