“Apple has begun notifying the parents how they will be compensated for large bills racked up by their children through unauthorized use of in-app purchases in games and apps sold through the App Store,” Steven Musil reports for CNET.
“An e-mail sent by the ‘Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator’ describes how the approximately 23 million people, as part of a class-action lawsuit, can apply for compensation,” Musil reports. “Parents have until January 13, 2014, to claim a $5 iTunes gift cards for charges less than $30, according to the e-mail. The maximum compensation parents can expect is the total amount charged during a single 45-day period without their permission.”
Musil reports, “Parents who complained that it was far too easy to buy digital goods in games without the need to re-enter an Apple ID password sued Apple in 2011… Apple changed that behavior as part of a system software update in March 2011, but not before some parents were hit with massive bills.”
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