Since a continuing lawsuit filed last year, State antitrust watchdogs are standing against Google to phase out third-party tracking cookies.
The panel of 15 attorneys general, headed by Texas, updated its complaint to include a more comprehensive case against Google, including new allegations about the Chrome browser’s strategic use. The latest complaint aims at recent privacy updates to Chrome, which protect users’ personal data while also defending Google’s market position.
The Texas complaint is 1 of 3 continuing antitrust lawsuits against the tech giant. In the same month, the Colorado attorney general led a group claiming that Google suffocated competition by manipulating search results. One case from the Department of Justice is focused on Google’s dominance of the web search marketplace and associated ad business.
A statement from the suit read:
Google is trying to hide its true intentions behind a pretext of privacy,
Google does not actually put a stop to user profiling or targeted advertising — it puts Google’s Chrome browser at the center of tracking and targeting.”
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