Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids’ purchases

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaks at the FTC in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, where she announced Apple will refund $  32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while playing on mobile apps. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a child while waiting in the doctor's office, standing in line at Starbucks or sitting in the car for a long road trip with the family. The youngster is playing a game on a fun mobile app and then hands you the phone saying he needs your password. Next thing you know, there's a charge on your credit card from Apple.


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