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FTC Checking Into Apple's Marketing In-App Purchases To Kids

With stories circulating about kids toting up thousands of dollars in bills for apps they download from iTunes to mobile devices, the Federal Trade Commish is looking into how Apple markets to kids to promote games for products like iPhone and iPad that can be downloaded from iTunes.

"Companies shouldn't be able to use Smurfs and snowflakes and zoos as online ATMs pulling money from the pockets of unsuspecting parents," said U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in a letter to the FTC.

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