The new update is likely related to a new class action suit the company is facing over in-app purchases. Currently, if making a purchase, users are asked to input a password when first making a password, but any subsequent purchase in the next thirty minutes does not require a password.
While this would normally not be too big of an issue, when a child gets their hands on a device, not requiring a password could be a monetary disaster.
Google has now made it that the 30-minute option is still available, or the setting can be changed to require a password every time a purchase is made. Additionally, the Google Play Store has now added the "In-app purchase (IAP) indicator directly into the permissions window."
All the updates come via Google Play Store version 4.6.16.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Mar 2014 23:05