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Yahoo News: Watchdog investigates proposed Chrome changes over ‘Google walled garden’ fears

An investigation is being launched into proposed changes to Google’s Chrome browser over fears the tech giant could abuse its dominant position in online advertising.

The UK’s competition watchdog will look into how the possible removal of third-party cookies and other functionalities from Chrome could distort competition.

Online publishers such as newspapers rely on third-party cookies to target advertising effectively and fund their content.

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