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Mozilla, DuckDuckGo support bill to rein in Big Tech

Big tech firms have used their dominance to turn consumers away from services that offer greater privacy protections, the companies said.

Big tech firms have used their dominance to turn consumers away from services that offer greater privacy protections, the companies said.

A group of 13 companies on Tuesday urged the US Congress to approve a bill that would rein in tech giants like Alphabet’s Google and Meta’s Facebook.

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DuckDuckGo, Mozilla, Proton and other companies that advertise themselves as pro-privacy expressed support for the bill to ban self-preference by big tech platforms like Google and Amazon.com.

A US congressman on antitrust, Senator Amy Klobuchar, has spent a lot of the summer urging the Senate to pass the bill. Klobuchar, a major sponsor along with Republican Chuck Grassley, has said he has the 60 votes needed to pass, but the chances of it becoming law this year look slim.

In a letter to Senate and House leadership, the companies said that Big tech firms have exercised their dominance To keep consumers away from services that offer more privacy protection.

“While more and more Americans are adopting privacy-first technologies, some major firms still use their gatekeeper power to limit competition and restrict user choice,” they wrote in the letter.

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