©2011 Beeline Interactive, Inc. Smurf Village screenshot via iPad Jailbreak
The article includes a couple of different opinions from key industry players, as well as some discussion of government vs. industry-self regulation, though doesn't delve TOO deeply into these questions (or the ethical questions these practices - and some of the conference's speakers - raise). Still - it's good to see that the issue hasn't disappeared completely, and I'm hoping that the discussion continues and evolves into something a little more focused as these devices (& associated, emerging commercial practices) continue to spread and attract public scrutiny.
On a related note - I found a copy of the image above on iPad Jailbreak, accompanying some instructions on how to block in-app purchases on your iOS device. A potentially useful strategy for parents/kids to use while they wait for a clearer, more effective infrastructure to emerge.