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Apple agrees to additional FTC measures over in-app purchases



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John Paczkowski:
“It doesn’t feel right for the FTC to sue over a case that had already been settled,” Cook wrote. “To us, it smacked of double jeopardy.”

But in the end, Apple agreed to the proposed decree anyway. Cook said the company was more willing to do so because it was hardly onerous. “The consent decree the FTC proposed does not require us to do anything we weren’t already going to do, so we decided to accept it rather than take on a long and distracting legal fight,” Cook said.

On one hand, parents should be better monitoring their kids, but Apple could have done more to ensure purchases are authorized by the account owner. Yet at the same time, Apple and users want a system that works easily. Touch ID is a big step in that direction which forces authentication for all purchases, but isn’t a burdensome process like repeatedly typing in a secure password.


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