Kiddies will find it tougher to spend money in Blizzard's
games, as the studio is expanding its parental controls
to include locks on in-game purchases. Blizzard is notifying relevant users of this change via email and on the forums.
Starting January 7th, any Battle.net
account with parental controls enabled will automatically prevent users from spending money in World of Warcraft's
cash shop, Hearthstone's
cash shop, or Diablo III's
soon-to-be-closed real-money auction house. Account users will be able to enable those purchases by logging into their account and changing the settings.