Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technology prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in Washington.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the firms' acquisitions.
The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc , a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company.
Google and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.