Justice Department Is Preparing Antitrust Investigation of Google

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    I'd say I'm cynical but my experience says otherwise. I say these days 99.9%+ of investigations involving multi-billion dollar entities don't do ****.
     
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    "House Judiciary Committee Launches Antitrust Investigation of Tech Giants

    Depositions, public hearings and document requests await tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple..."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/house...tion-of-tech-giants-apple-facebook-and-google

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    "Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers

    House Democrats plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine if they’ve become so large and powerful that they stifle competition and harm consumers, marking a new, unprecedented antitrust threat for an industry that’s increasingly under siege by Congress, the White House and 2020 presidential candidates..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...on-by-house-lawmakers/?utm_term=.f94eac6e2b1a
     
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    US antitrust enforcement is coming back from the dead
     
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    Tim Cook says Apple is not a monopoly as the government begins its antitrust probe
     
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    I'm not normally a big fan of antitrust laws, but I do agree that Google probably needs to be looked at. Honestly, though, I think Amazon should be the first target. Amazon's retail operation should definitely be broken apart from their Amazon Web Services (AWS) operation and their Wholefoods / grocery store operation. Google search / advertising operations should also likewise be broken apart from their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) operations... it's just that GCP has nowhere near the dominance of AWS.
     
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    Google and Facebook Shouldn’t Worry About a Breakup. Yet.
    Antitrust regulators can pressure the big tech companies, but current law isn’t an existential threat
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    Here’s a Guide to the U.S. Antitrust Case Against Big Tech Companies
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    The DOJ’s antitrust chief just telegraphed exactly how it could go after Google, Apple and other big tech companies
     
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    States threaten their own antitrust moves against tech firms
     
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    Social media is getting very politically biased. Not that I have a horse in that foolishness.

    But I guess that corporations, having ~human rights, can do that, if they like. According to the Supreme Court, as I understand it.

    As long as they're not not-for-profit firms, which none of them are.

    I do think that they ought to be regulated as public utilities, like water and electricity.
     
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    What to expect from tomorrow’s antitrust hearing featuring big tech
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    Facebook Denies App Changes to Avoid Breakup: Antitrust Update
     
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