September 5, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission of the United States (FTC) denounced the giant for charging the download of applications that children did while playing with their parents’ cell phones. The FTC assured that, from 2011 until the end of 2012, anyone could buy applications by simply putting their finger on the advertising windows that opened, “without the need to enter passwords or the consent of the owner of the account with which it was associated the mobile”.
Last Thursday, August 4, Google reached an agreement with the commission: it will reimburse the 19 million dollars, and it will change the form of payment to inform the consumer that a charge will be made in their account and thus the children cannot download and purchase applications without the knowledge and approval of an adult.
via Google will return 14.6 million in ‘apps’ bought by children | Technology | THE COUNTRY.
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