European Union

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google

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.

11/28/2014

Raw chicken. (CBS)

Chlorine In U.S. Processed Chicken Holding Up Trade Deal With Europe

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.

11/08/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Jump On Tomorrow: Oyster Farm Closing, Tech Privacy Meeting, Traffic Alerts

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay.

07/30/2014

Data Center

Google Struggles To Implement European Demand To Hide Search Info

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, an outspoken critic of the ruling, called it a “technologically incompetent violation of human rights.”

05/25/2014

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Landmark European Court Ruling Could Force Google, Yahoo, Bing To Scrub Online Reputations

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.

05/13/2014

Google plus, Google+

Google Submits Proposal To Avoid European Regulator Showdown

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.

07/02/2012

Facebook

Facebook Updates Data Use Policy To Give More Info

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.

05/11/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility Passes US, Euro Regulatory Hurdles

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.

02/13/2012

Google Faces Antitrust Probe From The EU

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.

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