'This is big': US lawmakers take aim at once-untouchable big tech

A flurry of lawsuits, deemed the biggest antitrust action since the 1970s, mark a stunning reversal of fortunes for Silicon Valley

The attorneys general of more than 30 US states took aim at Google this week with a new major antitrust lawsuit, accusing the tech company of illegally protecting a monopoly over its search business.

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