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Google To Refund Parents $19 Million For Kids' In-App Purchases

AP | Mae Anderson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made v...

Do 'In-App Purchases' Keep You Up at Night?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Kids are drawn like fish to water to games, especially on tablets like the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire. So you make sure they have fun, stay safe and learn something useful. But many parents don't realize there is another risk that can leave you with a hefty bill to pay.

Tips on Creating a Safe In-App Environment for Kids and Parents

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

As a parent of two boys aged 4 and 7 years, bringing up young kids in the age of mobile apps, I, like many parents, was adversely affected by In-App purchases appearing on my credit card that I did not authorize.

Your Kids Just Cost Apple A Bunch Of Money

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their pa...

The Secret To Fruit Ninja's Success

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business

At least one video game developer out there seems to have found the key to engaging gamers on the go. Australia-based Halfbrick Studios is an emerg...

Should I Give My Kid A Virtual Allowance?

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When I brought up the idea of allowing our son to spend his $1 per week allowance on his favorite game, my husband was flatly against it. If our son doesn't hold the dollar in his hand and pass it over to a cashier or slip coins into a slot, how will he understand that the money is no longer his?

Hacker Pwns Apple

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.13.2012 | Technology

The Mighty Eagle is free! Fly away, little bird! A Russian hacker who goes by ZonD80 has discovered a simple method that makes in-app purchases on ...

Why Parents Are Suing Over 'Free' Apps

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The apps are free, but playing them can cost your kids a lot of money they don't quite realizing they are spending. Caveat emptor? Or grounds for a lawsuit?

Apple Changes Purchase Policy To Prevent Kid Shopping Sprees

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple will change purchase policy to prevent children from spending recklessly on iTunes games, according to the Washington Post. Parents had prev...