A lead Apple lawyer formerly requested that the Federal Trade Commission investigate Google for its in-app purchase policies in the Android mobile OS. The complaint alleges that Google allows children to continue making these purchases long after parental oversight has ended, exactly the crime for which Apple was previously punished.
Apple's letter to the FTC was obtained by Politico using a Freedom of Information Act request. In it, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell tells FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Democratic Commissioner Julie Brill about a January 2014 report about Google's lax in-app purchases policies. "I thought this article might be of some interest, particularly if you have not already seen it," the helpful Mr. Sewell writes. Google lets children "spend like a drunken sailor," he added.
Yes, he really wrote that.
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