Google faces antitrust probe over new Internet protocol2019-09-30 17:11 by Daniela
Google experiences yet another antitrust investigation, now over a new Internet Protocol (DNS-over-HTTPS) that could give the tech giant an unfair competitive advantage. Google plans to test its DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol on the Chrome browser in October.
The House Judiciary Committee is said to be investigating whether data collected or processed through the new protocol will be used by Google for any commercial purposes. The Justice Department is aware of concerns over the protocol change and has recently received complaints, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Google has said that adding Domain Name System over Transport Layer Security will help prevent spoofing attacks and snooping on the websites visited by users. In addition to Google, Mozilla is also planning to implement DNS over TLS in its Firefox browser.
"Google has no plans to centralise or change people's DNS providers to Google by default. Any claim that we are trying to become the centralised encrypted DNS provider is inaccurate," a company spokesperson was quoted as saying.
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