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California AG’s Absence From Big Tech Probes Raises Eyebrows

It’s a head scratcher: Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, hasn’t joined his peers from pretty much every state in the union in their investigation of Google and Facebook for antitrust violations.  Historically, Becerra hasn’t been afraid to go after the industry. So why stop now, especially when Google, Facebook and other major tech firms such as Apple call California home, this...

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