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Google will refund $19 million of in-app purchases as part of a settlement over a Federal Trade Commission complaint regarding in-app purchases made by children. Google will also change its billing practices, ensuring that it gets express, informed consent before charging an account. The settlement marks the second successful effort by the FTC to attain reimbursement for mobile purchases made by people other than the authorized account holder — usually children playing games and unaware that they are spending money.

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