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Amazon Sued By US Regulators Over Child In-app Purchases

Posted at 7:57AM Friday 11 Jul 2014

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.

The FTC is seeking refunds for parents who were charged.

Amazon resisted a settlement offer from the FTC, and wrote in a letter to the regulator earlier this month that it would not accept tighter controls.


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