The federal government’s Amazon ‘kid’ lawsuit, video explained

Theresa Poulson is an editor and producer with PostTV who covers politics.

In a new lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission claims that Amazon makes it too easy for children to make purchases in mobile applications without their parents' permission. PostTV's Pamela Kirkland takes a spin through one app to see how buying the virtual items works. (Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeffrey P. Bezos, is also the owner of The Washington Post.)

In a new lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission claims that Amazon makes it too easy for children to make purchases in mobile applications without their parents' permission. (Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeffrey P. Bezos, is also the owner of The Washington Post.) (Theresa Poulson/The Washington Post)
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