Consumer group wants Justice Department to break Google up or convert it into a public utility
Today the consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog called for a broad Department of Justice investigation into Google and significant punishments against the Mountain View, CA-based company.
The complaint paints Google's search engine monopoly, which is currently at 70% of the U.S. market, as a way to invade other businesses. "How it tweaks its proprietary search algorithms can ensure a business's success or doom it to failure," said John M. Simpson, a consumer advocate with the group.
It also says Google uses money and power from its search business to enter into other businesses unfairly. More
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