Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., are pushing for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to "take action" on Facebook and Google regarding possible data privacy and antitrust violations, The Hill reports. In a letter to the FTC, Blackburn and Klobuchar asked the FTC to provide details into any ongoing investigations into Google or other online companies. "We understand that the FTC does not typically comment on nonpublic investigations, but the public discussion surrounding Google and other companies’ conduct have made this a uniquely important national issue," the senators wrote in the letter. The letter comes after Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, recently urged the FTC to probe Facebook for possible antitrust violations.
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