Thursday, April 22, 2021

FTC Sharpens Google Anti-Trust Probe

Wall Street Journal: When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handed Google subpoenas six weeks ago, it wasn’t immediately clear which aspects of the company they were concerned about. Now, unnamed sources say the agency is focusing on three key areas:

  1. Whether Google prevents manufacturers who make Android smartphones from using other OSes.
  2. Whether it gives better placement to its own products in search results.
  3. Whether it uses data collected by rivals to improve its sites and then moves those rivals lower in search listings.

Google denies any wrongdoing. “We understand that with success comes scrutiny,” said a company spokesperson. “We’re happy to answer any questions they have about our business.”

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