Apple’s security changes to in-app purchases praised by lawmakers
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said the change was a “common sense safeguard” that will help prevent shocking bills.” She has supported a Federal Communications Commission recommendation that would require carriers warn users through voice and text messages that they are about to exceed monthly data and texting limits.
“This is a positive change, but we can still do more to eliminate outrageous charges, and I look forward to working to ensure transparent billing practices for all consumers,” Klobuchar said.
She also noted the problem of “cramming,” when a third party adds unauthorized, misleading or deceptive charges to a consumer phone bill.
| March 11, 2011; 11:42 AM ET
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