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Google faces legal action over in-app purchases

Mar 12, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT
Students use tablet computers on September 12, 2013.
AFP/File, Damien Meyer

Google is facing legal action from parents in the US angry over purchases their children have made in games without their consent. The case is being filed by a New York mother on behalf of other parents. She was furious that her five-year-old son was able to spend $66 (£39) within five minutes of downloading a free game called Marvel Run Jump Smash. Last year, Apple agreed to refund customers to the tune of $32.5m over similar purchases.
Background:
Google faces in-app purchase action [BBC]
Google facing U.S. lawsuit over $66 of in-app purchases [The Guardian]

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