Oracle Corp, which has clashed with Alphabet’s Google in business disputes, has received requests for information from congressional and state investigators looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the probe, said it will focus on Google’s “overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have led to anticompetitive behaviour.”
The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources familiar with the matter said.
The social media giant Facebook is headed toward an agreement with the US government over its privacy policies and practices.
Google must be more forthcoming with the public and lawmakers if the company is to maintain or regain the trust of the users of its services.