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US: Google is handing over data solicited by Texas antitrust investigators

 |  October 13, 2019

Texas officials managing a sprawling investigation of the advertising practices at Alphabet Google have begun receiving data from the search and advertising giant, reported Reuters.

The Texas attorney general’s office announced that as of Thursday, October 10, it had received some data from Google, but declined to discuss it further.

The investigation, which involves all state attorneys general except Alabama and California, seeks to dig into the opaque business of online digital advertising, where Google is a dominant player. AGs for the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico are also part of the investigation. 

Google, which had no immediate comment for this story, offers free searches, email, and other services, but much of its revenue is from advertising. 

The investigation is in early stages. Texas sent a lengthy request for information to Google last month, with a response date of October 9. 

Full Content: Reuters

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