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After 8-year-old racks up $1,400 bill on iPhone ‘Smurfs’ game, Klobuchar says more oversight is needed

Published 02/12/2011, Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz this week urging oversight of billing practices known as “in-app sales,” where companies offer free-to-download applications for smartphones and then charge users for other products and services once the application is launched – often without a clear warning of how much customers are being charged.

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