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Justice Department homing in on Google Ad Manager in antitrust probe

The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) is talking with multiple publishers and ad-tech companies as it scrutinizes Google’s third-party ad tools, as part of the DOJ’s antitrust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Companies the DOJ has reached out to include the New York Times, Gannett, Condé Nast, Oracle, Yelp and DuckDuckGo among several others. …

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Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It comes as a growing number of lawmakers have called for stricter regulation of or even breaking up the big tech companies, which have come under intense …

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Facebook antitrust probe grows to 47 attorneys general

The Washington Post first reported on the states’ interest in joining the investigation. Will Castleberry, vice president for state and local policy at Facebook, said in a statement that the company would work “constructively with state attorneys general.” He added, “People have multiple choices for every one of the services we provide.” The update on …

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Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A New York-led probe into allegations that Facebook Inc put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising rates has expanded to include attorneys general from 47 U.S. states and territories, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement on Tuesday. The investigation of Facebook announced in September had included …

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Facebook tops revenue estimates as FTC opens new antitrust probe

Facebook Inc. is still adding users and exceeding analysts’ estimates for advertising sales, showing that the size and power of its social network have so far been unhindered by new regulatory constraints and criticism of its business model. In its second-quarter earnings report, the company also disclosed that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which earlier …

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US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in ‘first part’ of 2020

  By Mikey Campbell Friday, October 18, 2019, 01:39 pm PT (04:39 pm ET) The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020. Antitrust panel chair Rep. David …

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Elon Musk’s Cannabis Controversy Sparks NASA Probe

Last year Elon Musk, lover of Harambe and non-unionized workforces, decided to light up a legal joint on air during the Joe Rogan podcast. And while his red pot-huffing face is a funny picture to use whenever posting about him, Musk’s partners at NASA weren’t thrilled about this kind of weed buffoonery being associated with …

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UK watchdog opens formal probe of Amazon Deliveroo deal

FILE PHOTO: A biker, wearing a Deliveroo food courier backpack, demonstrates during a call on clients to boycott the brand in Paris, France, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it had launched a formal investigation into Amazon.com Inc’s investment in food delivery company Deliveroo, setting a Dec. …

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Homicidal Neo-Nazi Terrorist Group Reappears On YouTube Amid FBI Probe

UPDATE: Oct. 9 — Following the publication of this article, YouTube suspended the account of the individual who posted the Atomwaffen Division video.  A YouTube spokesperson said in a statement that the video was flagged, reviewed and removed because it violated the company’s hate speech policies; noted the video accrued few views; and said that YouTube …

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Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in Facebook antitrust probe

The people requested anonymity to discuss the investigation because such inquiries are confidential. The people said that New York continues to solicit support from other states, meaning the number could grow before it is formally announced. A spokesperson for James in New York declined to comment. On Monday, Facebook pointed to its previous statement from …

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Google faces antiturst probe for trying to make Chrome safer

Google has been subject to various antitrust investigations in the recent past. Now, fresh allegations are being dumped on the Mountain View-based tech company for planning to adopt a new internet protocol called DNS over HTTPS (DoH). An investigation is being conducted by the US House Judiciary Committee, reports Wall Street Journal. Investigators want to …

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House lawmakers ask Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google to turn over trove of records in antitrust probe

Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.), left, chair of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, speaks alongside Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) during a hearing with representatives from major tech companies July 16 on Capitol Hill. (Patrick Semansky/AP) A congressional antitrust investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google entered a new phase Friday, after lawmakers called …

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