US Justice Department Considering Apple Probe – Slashdot

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The U.S. Justice Department has jurisdiction for a potential probe of Apple as part of a broader review of whether technology giants are using their size to act in an anti-competitive manner, Reuters reported on Monday, citing sources. From the report: The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) met in recent weeks and agreed to give the Justice Department the jurisdiction to undertake potential antitrust probes of Apple and Google, owned by Alphabet, the sources said. The FTC was given jurisdiction to look at Amazon and Facebook, the sources said. Further reading: Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers.