FTC Targets Amazon For Lax In-App Purchase Rules
The Federal Trade Commission has sued Amazon, claiming they unfairly charged parents for in-app purchases made by their children without permission.By Matt Picht | July 10, 2014
If you own a smartphone, you're probably familiar with in-app purchases. Offering more levels, more credits or other perks for just a few bucks has become a popular way for developers to make money off of free-to-play apps.
These microtransactions can lead to some ... questionable purchasing decisions in adults. (Via Jezebel)
But when children start racking up hundreds of dollars on their parents' credit card, those questionable in-app purchases become potentially illegal. And that's when the Federal Trade Commission steps in.