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Old 10-07-2014
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Apple lays finger at Google after FTC in-app purchase settlement

Pinned in the past by the FTC on the stormy issue of integrated applications purchases, Apple has returned the federal commission for a ride on the side of Google.

On January 17 and after a mini scandal, Apple was in an agreement with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and planned to donate a set of $32.5 million to parents whose children may have had access to integrated shopping. Whether large sums or small purchases, Apple was pinned on securing access to bank data on iOS, and more specifically the lock was left open too long after entering their username and password allowing to acquire applications.

Apple had therefore not only reduced the time of identification, but also made a display highlighting the presence of integrated apps across all to its App Store and a button to turn them off for the completely made purchases.

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But the firm does not clearly wants to be the only one to see impose such procedures. A week after finding agreement with the FTC, Bruce Sewell, Apple's chief legal officer, drew the attention of the Committee on Consumer Reports article (a large consumer association) entitled "The Play Store of Google leaves your Children spend money like a drunken sailor."

The association denounced by the ease with which children could buy applications integrated with purchasing apps from the Google Play Store, again without the consent of the parents.

According to the Politico website, the FTC could therefore lead a similar survey conducted on Apple, this time led to Google's platform. Meanwhile, it is Amazon which is already the subject of an investigation, even if Jeff Bezos continues to describe practices "blamelessly."
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