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FTC May Sue Google

Google is alleged to have favored its own products

The Federal Trade Commission has wrapped up its year-or-more long antitrust investigation into Google's search practices and it may sue.

Reuters said last Friday that four out of the five FTC commissioners believe Google illegally abused its power in search at the expense of competitors.

The commissioners will reportedly make a final decision by the end of the year.

Google is alleged to have favored its own products.

It recently paid the FTC $22.5 million for misrepresenting how it collected user data from Apple's Safari browser.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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