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Google's 'wall of defaults' protects sprawling Internet search monopoly, US DOJ says as historic trial begins

Google is a monopolist with a market share of 89 percent in general search services, and it protects this "money machine" through a "wall of defaults," locking device makers, telecom carriers and advertisers into restrictive agreements that harm user choice, privacy and rivals’ ability to survive, the US Department of Justice

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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