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cross-posted from: https://poliverso.org/objects/0477a01e-5162-d01e-fdcd-2ff594512428 > **[Italy's Antitrust authority opens probe into Google](https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2022/07/14/antitrust-opens-probe-into-google_8efbd2db-22e0-49d8-9b7f-cc0488f31086.html)** > **Web giant defends itself over interoperability of data** > > [(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 14](https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2022/07/14/antitrust-opens-probe-into-google_8efbd2db-22e0-49d8-9b7f-cc0488f31086.html) - Italy's antitrust authority said Thursday that it has opened a probe into Google for allegedly abusing its dominant market position. > The watchdog said Google allegedly hampered the interoperability of data sharing on its platform with other platforms. > "These tools enable people to extract and transfer their data," Google said. > "These tools are designed to help people manage their personal information, and not give other companies or intermediaries access to more data to sell". > Last year the authority on fined Google and Apple 10 million euros each for two breaches of the consumer code, one for a lack of information and the other for aggressive practices linked to the acquisition and use of consumer data for commercial purposes. (ANSA). > > [www.ansa.it/english/news/2022/…](https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2022/07/14/antitrust-opens-probe-into-google_8efbd2db-22e0-49d8-9b7f-cc0488f31086.html)
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/288296 > https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/pride-2022/ > > https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-google-donated-tens-of-thousands-to-republicans-this-year-2021-4
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One of the endless criticisms in the endless debate on the rights and wrongs of present-day big tech and the quest for data accountability is the idea that users of such tech are effectively walking cash-generators for the corporate behemoths.
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