In-App Purchases Are So Confusing, They Cost Amazon A Court Case
The Federal Trade Commission won its case against Amazon over unauthorized in-app purchases that kids made using their parents' accounts.By Leah Becerra | April 27, 2016
A judge just found Amazon liable for a whole lot of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made using adults' accounts.
The Federal Trade Commission brought the case against Amazon, just like it did against Google and Apple in the past. Instead of settling like the other two, Amazon took the issue to court — and lost.
In his ruling, the federal judge wrote, "Many of Amazon's arguments improperly assume a familiarity with in-app purchases on the part of consumers."