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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.

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