Amazon was sued by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, after the retailer refused to make changes to its in-app purchase policy.
This move by the FTC comes in response to thousands of complaints from parents upset by the hefty credit card bills their children amassed through in-app purchases. According to the FTC, children were able to make unwanted purchases totaling millions of dollars on their parents’ devices.
The FTC is seeking a court order that would require Amazon to authenticate all in-app purchases with passwords, along with clarifying and simplifying policies surrounding additional charges, and paying refunds to the parents. […]