U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said on Monday that he would consider the arguments in a controversial order relating to the protection of confidential information in an antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of justice against Google. Metta had previously instructed the government and Google to submit a “position statement outlining their position on the terms of the disputed protection order” by Friday. On October 20, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market power to obstruct competitors, the biggest challenge to the power and influence of large technology companies in decades. Global Tech