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Apple’s security changes to in-app purchases praised by lawmakers

Apple’s move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew intitial praise from lawmakers who had previously expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being harmed with accidental charges. But lamakers said tech and wireless firms need to do more to ensure consumers are protected from vague and confusing billing.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 11, 2011; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Kids Online, Mobile  
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Apple changes purchases policy to protect kids on iPad, iPhone games

Apple said Thursday that it changed its policy for how purchases can be made within applications on the iPhone and iPad, an attempt to protect users, particularly children, from accidentally racking up iTunes charges.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 10, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Apple, Consumers, FTC, Gaming, Kids Online  
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Apple in-app purchases get the NMA animated treatment

Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese media company known for its wacky animated renditions of the day’s news, has worked its magic on The Washington Post’s story about in-app payments on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple  
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The Circuit: Apple considering unlimited music downloads, S. Korean government sites attacked, Android leads with new smartphone users

LEADING THE DAY: Apple is reportedly in talks with major record companies to negotiate unlimited music downloads of purchased music. The move would enable customers to listen to purchased music across multiple devices. Citing anonymous sources “with knowledge of the...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 4, 2011; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Free messaging apps threaten wireless carriers' cash cow

Here's the dirty secret about text messages. It costs a wireless carrier close to nothing to send and receive them -- even though they charge about $10 a month for 500 to 1,000 texts. Now, a new crop of...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 3, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Apple, FTC, Facebook, Mobile  
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The Circuit: Net neutrality vote delayed, Supreme Court rules in FOIA case, Apple to launch iPad 2

The Circuit: Net neutrality vote delayed, Supreme Court rules in FOIA case, Apple to launch iPad 2

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 2, 2011; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  AT&T, Antitrust, Apple, FCC, International, Microsoft, Tablets, Yahoo  
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Older Entries in This Category »

FTC to review Apple iPhone in-app purchases , Cecilia Kang , February 22, 2011
Apple may face anti-trust investigation, Hayley Tsukayama , February 18, 2011
Do you have a kid apps story?, Sarah Halzack , February 8, 2011
Apple co-founder Wozniak: new rules not enough, Cecilia Kang , December 22, 2010
The Circuit: Yahoo layoffs, Comcast and Julian Assange, Hayley Tsukayama , December 14, 2010
The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
Apple appoints former Northrop Grumman CEO to board, Cecilia Kang , November 17, 2010
Hmmmm: Apple to make iTunes announcement Tues, Cecilia Kang , November 15, 2010
Internet TV battles come to head at FCC, Cecilia Kang , November 11, 2010
Video calls gaining traction, Pew survey shows, Cecilia Kang , October 13, 2010
Verizon CEO won't confirm iPhone-Verizon deal, Cecilia Kang , October 6, 2010
Apple relaxes iPhone, iPad rules for developers , Cecilia Kang , September 9, 2010
'Jailbreaking' the iPhone, Cecilia Kang , July 26, 2010
Your morning links, Jia Lynn Yang , June 18, 2010
iPad hacker charged with drug possession felony, Ariana Eunjung Cha , June 16, 2010
Group to rate apps for online safety, Cecilia Kang , February 26, 2010
Google Voice finds back door into iPhone, Cecilia Kang , January 27, 2010
 
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