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Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids’ accidental purchases

The Next Web Friday, 18 January 2019
Facebook docs reveal a predatory policy for dealing with kids’ accidental purchasesA federal judge this week ruled Facebook must make public internal documents that reveal the rather unsavory ways the company allegedly profits off of unsuspecting children — as if the company’s history with kids wasn’t dubious enough. The whole shebang started in 2012, with a lawsuit against Facebook in which the plaintiff claimed it’d profited off of a child’s unwitting transaction. The child, referred to as I.B., said they didn’t know Facebook was storing their parent’s credit card information (the parent had authorized an initial $20 charge), or that they were paying every time they played their game. The parent asked…

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