Updated Google play store can now require passwords

New Delhi: Google has updated its Play Store with an option that lets you require that a password be entered every time someone wants to buy virtual goods while immersed in an app. Previously, goods
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India TV News Desk 16 Mar 2014, 10:35 AM IST
New Delhi: Google has updated its Play Store with an option that lets you require that a password be entered every time someone wants to buy virtual goods while immersed in an app. Previously, goods could be bought for a full 30 minutes on one password entry (an option that remains available).
 
These security changes might well be in response to a recently filed class action lawsuit against Google Play, and the ability for children to really ring up those in-app purchases within a 30-minute window.

Enthusiast site Android Police said Google Play Store 4.6.16 also features an updated User Interface (UI), and forced self-update.

"(W)e now have a new option to always require the account password for purchases, not just once per 30 minutes. If you have kids, you should probably turn this on now," Android Police's Artem Russakovskii said in a blog post.

He cited an instance where a mother sued Google after her child bought $66 in in-app purchases from an Android game.
 
   
 

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