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Google’s Plans to Use DNS-Over-HTTPS Protocol Under Antitrust Probe: Report

Google's Plans to Use DNS-Over-HTTPS Protocol Under Antitrust Probe: Report

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Google plans to implement DNS-over-HTTPS in Chrome browser
  • US House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans
  • The House has sent a letter to Google

Google is under an anti-trust probe over a new Internet Protocol that could give the tech giant an unfair competitive advantage, the media reported.

The US House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans to implement DNS-over-HTTPS in Chrome, a new standard that aims to improve Internet privacy and security by encryption, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Google plans to begin testing the new protocol — that aims to stop hackers’ ability to target websites — with users of its Chrome browser next month.

“House investigators are worried this would give the Internet giant an unfair advantage by denying access to users’ data,” the report added.