Google acknowledges DOJ scrutiny as part of competition review

[ad_1] This doesn’t mean the DOJ expects to find wrongdoing. The review is largely intended to reexamine tech companies’ dominance in light of evolving market conditions. It comes just days after a reported plan for a multi-state antitrust investigation, though, and it may not be so fortunate on that front. There’s simultaneously little doubt that […]

DoJ seeks Google records as US states launch antitrust probe of Big Tech

[ad_1] Lawmakers and activists have raised concerns about the growing dominance of online giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in key segments of the digital economy The US Department of Justice has asked Google to provide records on past investigations, as part of its extensive probe of tech giants over possible anti-competitive practices, the […]

DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

[ad_1] When the agreement was first announced in July, it was seen as a direct challenge to the Trump administration’s planned rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which would have held automakers to improve fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The paper’s sources claim the White House did not order the […]

DoJ pushes Google and Apple to ID 10,000 users of a gun scope app

[ad_1] The app in question is Obsidian 4, which controls rifle scopes by American Technologies Network (ATN) Corp. It has more than 10,000 downloads on Google Play, and it’s unknown how many times it’s been downloaded through the App Store. As Forbes explains, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department is investigating illegal ATN scope […]

DOJ talking with states in 'broad' tech antitrust probe

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The U.S. Justice Department intends to work with state attorneys general in a broad review of whether large technology companies are harming competition, the department’s top antitrust official said. More than a dozen states are interested in the issue and will likely cooperate with the Justice Department, Makan Delrahim, the […]