Rest of the Day: Amazon Received Order to Refund Unwanted in-App Purchases
Amazon was ordered to refund in-app purchases made by children without parental permission. In 2014, the FTC accused Amazon of making it too easy for kids to shop while playing. About this and much more in today’s news.
- A federal judge ordered Amazon to begin a notification and claims process next year to alert parents of their eligibility and seek reimbursement. The judge denied Amazon’s request to reimburse eligible people for gift cards. Apple faced a similar decision a couple of years ago when it had to return $ 32.5 million in a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. [Reuters]
- Facebook’s fight against fake news has been undermined by conservative fears, Gizmodo reported. Facebook denies this message. [Gizmodo]
- Speaking of fake news, the first search results for “final election score” on Google are completely fabricated stories . [Gizmodo]
- Samsung is launching a new rewards program for Samsung Pay. Users will earn points whenever they use Samsung Pay wireless technology to purchase items from their phones, which can then be redeemed for gift cards. I didn’t even joke about the explosion. [The Verge]
- You can now use Apple Pay to donate to nonprofits. He currently works with about a dozen organizations, with more coming soon. [9to5Mac]