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Parents' Fight With Apple Over 'Bait Apps' Moves Forward

2 years agoTechnology : Bits

Is Apple doing enough to protect parents' wallets from their own children? That seems to be the debate that has been brewing in a year-old lawsuit related to iPhone apps and the purchasing mechanisms inside them. After parents type in their password to the App Store, children have a window to keep buying stuff.
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Lodsys Moves Forward With Lawsuits Against iOS App Developers

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (3 years ago)

Despite a letter from Apple lawyers last week stating that its licensing agreements protected iOS app developers, Lodsys is moving forward with its lawsuits against developers for patent infringement. Lodsys owns four patents that i... Read Post

Apple Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over App Purchases by Children

Technology : Bits (last year)

Apple has agreed to reimburse parents whose children purchased virtual goods in mobile apps without the parents' knowledge. Apple and the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the company in 2011 last week asked a judge to approve a... Read Post

What developers must do to make in-app purchases morally responsible

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 days ago)

Mat Peterson is the founder of Shiny Things, a Sydney based app development company building educational apps aligned with educational curriculums. In-app purchases (IAPs) aren’t popular with parents. Cases of children racking up hu... Read Post


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