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Google sued over kid's in-app purchases

Google sued over kid's in-app purchases

Here's another reason you need to watch the kids or grandkids while they're playing games on your device.

One child playing a game on a tablet racked up almost $66 of in-game purchases. Now, Mom is suing Google.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in San Francisco, claims the woman’s five-year old son spent the money while playing “Marvel Run Jump Smash!” on a Samsung Galaxy tablet, and accuses Google of unjust enrichment and violating consumer protection laws.

The case mirrors a similar case brought against Apple over so-called “bait apps” that are typically free to obtain but encourage users to spend money within the game. Apple paid $5 million to settle the case in 2013 and also paid a related $32.5 million fine early this year.

Get the full story, including a look at the lawsuit, by clicking here.

 

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