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http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/S...y-10822968.php

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6-year-old uses sleeping mom's thumb to break into phone to buy $250 in Pokemon toys

Ashlynd Howell recently ordered $250 of Pokemon toys from her mom's phone.

The 6-year-old waited until her mother was asleep, grabbed her mom's thumb, and used it to unlock the fingerprint security that guarded the phone.

According to The Wall Street Journal article that revealed the story, Howell's mother thought she had been hacked after she received 13 order confirmations for Pokemon toys.

"No, Mommy, I was shopping," Ms. Howell said her daughter told her. "But don't worry—everything that I ordered is coming straight to the house."

Fortunately for Ashlynd, only four of the items were able to be returned.
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I would think that last sentence should be, "UNFORTUNATELY, for Ashlynd, only four of the items were able to be returned."
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I would think that last sentence should be, "UNFORTUNATELY, for Ashlynd, only four of the items were able to be returned."
I think the original way is correct. The little girl got some items instead of nothing.
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I would think that last sentence should be, "UNFORTUNATELY, for Ashlynd, only four of the items were able to be returned."
No, I'm pretty sure that the kid didn't want any of the toys ordered to be returned. She was likely very glad to lose only 4 (instead of all).
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That is a problem with the parent. I would have sold the items on ebay and the kid would not have gotten any of the items. And she would have been grounded and lost her allowance until the difference between the amount paid for the non-returnable items' cost and sale price had been paid.

But I understand the viewpoint of the reporter. What I suggest would be like child abuse.
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You take the money you got from the items you could return, buy an ice cream cone, then eat it in front of the kid . . . without giving them any.

Make the point more direct . . . give the toys to charity (like a local thrift store that supports the homeless mission, for example).

So long as the toys remain around the kid has a hope that it won't be sold and that they'll "inherit" it anyway.
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If you name your kid Ashlynd you deserve whatever comes of it.

What happened to normal names with normal amounts of vowels?
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If you name your kid Ashlynd you deserve whatever comes of it.

What happened to normal names with normal amounts of vowels?
Could've been worse . . .


Could've been "Ashly'nd"
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When I first got a kindle fire, there wasn't a good way to keep kids locked out.

So D bought the first season of Blue's Clues and Go Diego Go! -- I was able to get Amazon to reverse the Go Diego Go! one, but D was watching Blue's Clues and let that purchase stand. And kept the kindle fire locked up until they enabled password locking.

Also, every damn thing "purchased" through my Amazon account sends me an email immediately, even when it's free apps, now. I've got those devices locked down.
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