EU’s Google ad tech probe part of bloc’s antitrust crackdown

LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s move on Tuesday to open an investigation into Google over alleged antitrust behavior in the digital ad tech sector’s is the bloc’s latest move to crack down on U.S. tech giants. The EU’s competition commissioner has fined Google billions in euros in three separate cases involving various parts of the tech giant’s business. The commission has also taken antitrust actions targeting Apple, Facebook and Amazon. The moves come as pressure against the four giants mounts in the U.S., as sweeping tech antitrust legislation advances in Congress and a fierce industry critic now heads the Federal Trade Commission.