Amazon, FTC Agree to End Legal Appeals Over In-App Purchases

Amazon.com Inc. can begin refunding as much as $70 million to consumers for in-app purchases made by children, following the end of a legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC said it and the Seattle-based retailer agreed to end appeals related to a federal court decision last year that found Amazon was liable for in-app purchases children made over the course of about five years without their parents’ authorization due to the lack of sufficient safeguards.