They also warn that the vast amount of data about people's behavior on the Internet held by the combined company could threaten privacy.
Google said it is "confident that this acquisition poses no risk to competition and respects consumer privacy."
But Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, one of several consumer groups that asked the Federal Trade Commission to review the acquisition, said it would eliminate meaningful competition, and not only because the new entity would control so much of the market.
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