Google to pay customers $19M in app settlement


(CNN/KGO) — Google will refund at least $19 million to consumers over complaints it unfairly billed for charges incurred by children using mobile apps from the Google Play app store. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement.

The company also agreed to modify its billing practices to ensure it gets customer consent before charging for items sold in mobile apps. The settlement is the latest seeking to address a growing problem of the digital age: the ability of children to make purchases without the knowledge of their parents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s