CNET: Lawmakers accuse tech giants of using privacy as a weapon to hurt competition

CNET: Lawmakers accuse tech giants of using privacy as a weapon to hurt competition. “In the last few years, online privacy and cybersecurity have become a public concern, with tech giants like Facebook, Google and Apple backing a national law on data privacy regulations. But lawmakers at an antitrust hearing on Wednesday accused the tech companies of being disingenuous with their support for privacy — arguing that they’ve used it as an excuse to snub out their competition.”