DOJ deems Google’s practice to pay “enormous” sum to stay default search engine illegal

  • Alphabet Inc.’s Google pays billions of dollars each year to Apple, Samsung, and other telecom giants to illegally maintain its spot as the No. 1 search engine, the U.S. DOJ told a federal judge.
  • DOJ attorney Kenneth Dintzer didn’t disclose how much Google spends to be the default search engine on most browsers and all US mobile phones, but described the payments as “enormous numbers.”