FTC Expands Google Probe To Include Google+

Google Plus FTC Probe Expanded

The Federal Trade Commission will expand its Google probe to include the company’s new Google+ social network.

News of the expanded problem comes just after Google began displaying personalized Google+ results via the company’s Google.com search portal.

The FTC has long claimed that the company is violating antitrust laws by providing their own services with favorable treatment.

This isn’t the first time the FTC has went after Google regarding social sharing platforms, the company also faced a probe regarding Google Buzz privacy issues.

News of the expanded investigation comes directly after watchdog group EPIC, sent a complaint to the FTC urging the agency to look into the Google+ integration.

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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