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South Korean antitrust agency moving to control Google, Facebook

Watchdog chief warns IT companies about indiscreet information gathering

SEOUL -- South Korea's antitrust watchdog is joining a global trend to regulate internet companies such as Google and Facebook over their indiscreet collection of information on the web, with the aim of limiting any monopoly they might have on the use of big data.

The Fair Trade Commission said on Monday that it would strengthen its monitoring on information companies that are drawing the scrutiny of regulators over their collection and use of data in cyberspace.

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