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Google Play Now Lets You Better Restrict In-App Purchases

Google Play In-App Purchase RestrictionsGoogle has just started rolling out an update to the Play Store app on Android that, among other things, now offers more fine-grained control when making purchases. This change could very well be related to the class action suit that the company is now facing. Early this week, Google was hit with a class action suit over how lax its policy was for in-app purchases, which can end up costing users hundreds of dollars. In the current setup, Users will be asked for a password when making a purchase but subsequent purchases within a 30 minute timeframe will no longer require a password. This is a rather dangerous configuration, especially when children and games with in-app purchases are involved, a lesson that Apple learned the hard way as well.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.