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Google Plans To Re-Enter China With Government-Approved Search App

In a report found in The Intercept, Google will be formally re-entering the Chinese search market.  Reportedly, the search company will will offer censorship of keywords and topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese government, such as “human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.” It seems that the talks that took place between Google and Chinese officials have been [...]

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Google Surveys Now Available In More Than 50 Countries

On March 6, Google announced that it is expanding its Google Surveys product and Surveys 360, its survey solution for enterprises, to over than 50 countries. Google Surveys was originally launched in 2012 as Google Consumer Surveys, and was designed to “… put quality market research in the hands of businesses of all sizes,” says Google.  With [...]

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German court: Google Has No ‘Duty To Inspect’ Websites For Illegal Content Before Displaying

It has been ruled by German court that Google isn't required to pre-screen websites for defamation before they are displayed in search results.  This comes from the country's highest court, the German Federal Court of Justice. For the plaintiffs, they sought to make Google filter out websites that allegedly displayed defamatory content about them in an IT-related online [...]

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India’s Competition Regulator Fines Google $21.1 Million For ‘Search Bias’ In Travel Results

On February 8, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google $1.36 billion rupees (roughly $21.1 million) for “abuse of its dominant position” in search.  The specific finding made by CCI surrounded Google's treatment of flight search results.  The decision was 4 to 2 against Google. According to CCI, Google "allocated disproportionate real estate" to the box [...]

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Google Facing $1 Billion In Potential Liability With UK Class Action

Back in 2012, Google had to pay $22.5 million to settle an FTC claim that the company “misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted ads to those users . . .” The company bypassed Safari’s cookie-blocking settings, it said, to deliver a “signed-in” user experience. According to Google, it “used known [...]

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Report: Google To Appeal $2.7 Billion EU Fine

According to a post on the The Telegraph, Google plans to file an appeal against the roughly $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) antitrust fine imposed by the European Commission in June for abuse of market position in shopping search.  Aside from the $1.3 billion against Intel, the Google fine is the largest in EU history. Intel had won a rare partial [...]

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Google Adds 30 Languages To Voice Search & Makes It Possible To Use Emojis With Voice Typing

Google, which is aiming its voice typing technology more inclusive, has added 30 new languages to voice search, bringing the total number of languages support by speech recognition via Gboard on Android to 119. Some of languages that are included are Bengali, Lao, Sundanese, Urdu, Swahili and Amharic.  There is even an ancient language included, Georgian. [...]

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Google Has reported That More Than 40K Government Requests For User Data During 2nd Half Of 2015

The newest transparency report update has been released by Google, and it reports 40,677 requests for user data from governments around the world. According to the transparency report, over 5,000 more requests during the second half of 2015 was compared to January through June of 2015, with 81,311 total users/accounts specified. There were over 100 countries listed [...]

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Report: EU Responding To Google Antitrust Search-Quality Defense With New Objections

In a report in the Wall Street Journal, European Commission (EC) regulators, are preparing a "supplementary statement of objections" in the existing shopping search antitrust matter  The original "statement of objections (which were originally antitrust charges) were filed against Google back in 2015. Although, in the original charges, teh EC had been focusing exclusively on shopping search, [...]

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