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Lawmakers Demand Records from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple

Sept. 13, 2019, 12:30 PM

A House panel conducting a broad antitrust investigation of the technology sector is demanding that companies turn over a trove of internal records about their business practices as it ramps up its scrutiny of the industry.

Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline, who is leading the House antitrust subcomittee’s inquiry into large internet companies, said it is sending letters Sept. 13 to Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. asking for detailed information about acquisitions, business practices, executive communications, previous probes and lawsuits.

The letters, which were addressed to the top executives of each...

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