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FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases
FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions. But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more common as the games allegedly trick children into buying virtual goods with real-world money. That's why the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Amazon.com on Thursday, alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for the mobile games' in-app purchases inadvertently made by their kids. In the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington state, the FTC alleges that thousands...

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