In app purchases by kids go wrong for Amazon

In July 2014, the FTC filed a lawsuit against Amazon, Inc. alleging the when Amazon first introduced in app charges to the Amazon Appstore in November of 2011, there were no password requirements for in app purchases, including in kids’ games and other apps that appeal to children. According to the complaint, this left parents […]

Washington Post: Evolution of the FTC’s role

This morning’s Washington Post has an interesting piece about the evolution of the Federal Trade Commission:  “The FTC was built 100 years ago to fight monopolists; now it’s Washington’s most powerful technology cop,” the article begins. The article mentions that, in the past, the FTC has at times been accused of overreaching, at one point even leading […]