Nov 292014

In an escalation of a pushback against Google, the European Parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding vote urging anti-trust regulators to break up the search giant’s various businesses. The move could be the latest setback for Google, which has been struggling with several privacy issues on the continent, and has been targeted by EU regulators since […]

Jun 252013

The senior advisor to Europe’s top court said Tuesday that Google is not responsible for third party information in its search results and that there is no general “right to be forgotten” under the current data protection laws. In a formal opinion to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen wrote that […]

Feb 242011

Google, owner of the world’s most popular search engine, needs information from newspapers and others to help preserve its user base. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg (Corrects spelling of attorney’s name in third paragraph of story published Feb. 23.) Google Inc. is fighting a Belgian ruling blocking it from publishing links to local newspapers on its online […]

Feb 112011

Comment Google built a multi-billion-dollar advertising empire atop a service that does little more than copy information from other sources. And yet it chastises others when they do the copying. It’s an irony that could land the company in some very hot water. Google made (countless) headlines last week when, after an intricate “sting operation”, […]

Sep 072010

Foundem — the UK-based vertical search outfit involved in antitrust investigations of Google in both Texas and the European Union — has responded to Google’s account of the Texas probe, accusing the Mountain View search giant of “diversionary ‘straw man’ tactics.” On Friday, a story from Search Engine Land revealed that the office of Texas […]