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Apple will offer $5 credits for parents victimized by “bait apps”

By Laura Devaney
February 26th, 2013

Parents whose kids blew their money buying virtual goods in “free” apps from Apple’s iPad store will be getting refunds in the near future, Ars Technica reports. That is, if a judge approves a settlement recently filed in a class-action lawsuit. Even if it’s approved, the payments won’t actually happen until about 2014, according to GigaOm report on the settlement [PDF] earlier today. The settlement allows for a credit or refund for any adult user who had a minor buy “game currency” (virtual goods) via the adult’s account without permission…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura