Amazon to Fight FTC Over Charges of Unauthorized App Purchases
July 3, 2014
TheStreet / Powered by NewsLook.com
Amazon said it was prepared to take the Federal Trade Commission to court in defense of allegations it had failed to prevent unauthorized transactions by children on its tablets. Amazon said it would fight any U.S. regulator fines levied against it on those charges, countering that its parental controls are already far stricter than those the FTC requires. For instance, Amazon's Kindle has settings whereby parents can limit the time children spend on devices. PINs can also be assigned to authorize in-app purchases. The FTC imposed a $32.5 million fine on Apple earlier this year on similar charges.
Video provided by TheStreet
Newsy (May 13, 2015) The FCC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau say Verizon and Sprint turned a blind eye to third parties making millions in unauthorized charges.
Video provided by ... watch video
TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, ... watch video
TheStreet (June 5, 2014) Amazon announced it will launch a new product on June 18th in Seattle. The online retail giant teased the market with a Twitter photo of a shiny black device with the Amazon logo. A launch video ... watch video
Newsy (June 9, 2014) Amazon debuted a new payment feature Monday that allows users to use Amazon credentials to pay for subscriptions, bills and other recurring charges.
Video provided by ... watch video
TheStreet (June 19, 2014) Amazon may be late to the smartphone market with its new Fire phone, but it clearly thinks it can do better than Blackberry. Blackberry once owned the mobile phone market, but has never recovered ... watch video
Oct. 13, 2015 A team of marine scientists has discovered four new deep-water coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean using the power of predictive mathematical models. Located at depths of up to ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 Shared decision-making, although beneficial, could be enhanced in hospice care, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend that health care workers employ measures such as video ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 Every second trillions of data bits are accumulated and stored. All these data bits make no sense if you don't know how to sort them. Now researchers present a tool that helps researchers sort data ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health. In the first study of its kind, the new results suggest that not only are many adult Facebook ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 Sweden is on its way to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a new ... read more
Feb. 2, 2015 Online-selling pioneer Amazon.com has utilized three individual business models, by means of which it engages in productive cooperation with its competitors. By harnessing its competitors within its ... read more
Apr. 22, 2014 Two independent studies use two very different approaches to reach the same conclusion: some online retailers really do have an advantage over traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The studies find ... read more
May 5, 2011 For more than two hundred years, the question of why there are more species in the tropics has been a biological enigma. A particularly perplexing aspect is why so many species live together in a ... read more