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FTC files suit against Amazon

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(WFLX) - In a lawsuit, filed by the Federal Trade Commission, Amazon is accused of allowing kids to make purchases within apps downloaded via mobile devices, like the Kindle Fire Tablets, without parental consent.

The purchases would then be charged to the account holder without permission. In many cases, parents had no idea about the charges until the bill came.  

The FTC says in-app purchases are "final and non-refundable" by Amazon, with the company keeping 30 percent of transactions. The agency wants the court to order Amazon to issue refunds.

In January, the FTC settled with Apple over similar charges. Apple has now changed it's password requirements and that settlement was worth $32 million. 

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