European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.
The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls for the unbundling of search engines from other services that internet companies offer, a practice that could in theory lead to the break-up of giant internet companies like Google.
It’s called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or T-TIP for short. The ambitious trade and investment agreement is now getting hammered out between the U.S. and the European Union. But it’s hit a massive stumbling block – over how Americans process a favorite food: chicken.
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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, an outspoken critic of the ruling, called it a “technologically incompetent violation of human rights.”
Europe’s highest court Tuesday gave people the means to scrub their reputations online, issuing a landmark ruling that experts say could force Google and other search engines to delete references to old debts, long-ago arrests and other unflattering episodes.
Google has submitted a proposal aimed at avoiding a showdown with European regulators threatening to crack down on the some of the Internet search leader’s business practices.
Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company. The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.
U.S. regulators have approved Google’s $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility. The announcement comes just hours after Google won clearance in Europe.
Is Google playing by the rules in the highly competitive online search market? That’s what European regulators want to know as they launch the first ever anti-trust probe into the Mountain View company.