News

Apple to refund $32.5M in app case

Apple to refund $32.5M in app case

BAD APP-LE: Apple will refund $32.5 million to consumers. Photo: Associated Press

JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents’ permission while playing on mobile apps.

The Federal Trade Commission says Apple will make full refunds for any such in-app purchases made by kids while playing on mobile phones and other devices — and incurring charges without parents’ knowledge or permission.

Recent Headlines

in Weird

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

Fresh
21-overlay2

A man celebrating the Fourth of July used his head as a launch pad.

in Weird

Woman’s parking citation tossed because of missing comma

Fresh
parkingticket

An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

in Music

Tears flow as Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

18-overlay

The four surviving members of the band ended their 50-year-run this weekend.

in Sports

McIlroy suffers severe ankle injury ahead of British Open

mcilroy

Rory McIlroy's defense of golf's British Open has been thrown into doubt.

in Music

Dave Grohl gets a giant throne for first gig back after breaking leg

foofighters

The Foo Fighters frontman returned to the stage in epic style.