Lawsuit against Apple for ‘bait apps’ gets go-ahead

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Apple is being sued over its “freemium” apps by a group of angry parents.  The class action claims that certain apps can be downloaded for free, but then charge their iTunes account if the kids make in-app purchases for extra features.  The plaintiffs say Apple wrongly advertised the apps as free, but Apple responds that the purchases are password protected and parents shouldn’t give the kids access  (plaintiffs counter that there was a 15-minute window after the app download – since eliminated – where kids could still make purchases).

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