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Google Search a Target of U.S. Antitrust Probes, Rival Says

  • Private search engine DuckDuckGo has spoken to states, feds
  • U.S. authorities asking how to limit Google’s search business
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U.S. federal and state authorities are asking detailed questions about how to limit Google’s power in the online search market as part of their antitrust investigations into the tech giant, according to rival DuckDuckGo Inc.

Gabriel Weinberg, chief executive officer of the privacy-focused search engine, said the company has spoken with state regulators, and talked with the U.S. Justice Department as recently as a few weeks ago.