Google, Apple improve parental controls on in-app purchases

Tuesday 3 November 2015 | 14:25 CET | News
Apple and Google have made changes to their app stores in order to reduce the risk of children making inadvertent in-app purchases when playing mobile games. The changes resulted from controls by EU consumer regulators, the Dutch Consumer & Markets authority announced. Apple and Google no longer offer the gaming apps as 'free' in their stores, and before buying games, parents and children can see if in-app purchases are possible. Users are also asked at purchase what payments level they want as default. This can mean blocking all purchases, requiring a password with every purchase or

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ACM / Apple / Google
Countries: Europe / Netherlands
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