All Google articles – Page 6

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    Consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to investigate Google, Facebook


    Several consumer advocacy groups in the United States are urging the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they say are “misleading and manipulative tactics” by Google and Facebook in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation.

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    Tech giants face first wave of GDPR complaints


    Privacy advocates wasted no time filing numerous complaints against a handful of technology companies, including Facebook and Google, for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection regulation, which came into force May 25.

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    Harvey Weinstein, Obamacare, and Google


    Title: Harvey Weinstein, Obamacare, aThis week, the scope of corruption surrounding Harvey Weinstein is growing bigger by the day, Google hands over evidence of Russia-linked ads on their sites, and President Trump makes moves to raise “repeal and replace Obamacare” back from the dead.

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    Former Google CFO joins Twitter board


    Patrick Pichette, former chief finanicial officer of Google, will join Twitter's board of directors as a new independent director, effective Dec. 1, 2017. He will also join both the audit and compensation committees of the board.

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    Is the European Union out to get Google?


    While it might seem as if the European Union has it in for Google, a search of its open cases will reveal that it has its sights set on more than just the search engine firm.

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    European Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for antitrust violations


    The European Union’s antitrust watchdog this week fined Google a record €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.

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    Google and its last-minute tax deals


    There is a troubling trend for large companies to equate risk appetite with tax avoidance. Just ask Google, as the company is in talks to correct taxation of its Italian business.

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    France fines Google $112,000 over right to be forgotten


    France’s data protection regulator has fined Google €100,000 (U.S. $112,000) after it refused to comply with the regulator’s order to remove URLs from search results everywhere. The fine follows a May 2014 ruling by the European Union Court of Justice, affording European citizens the right to ask search engine providers ...

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    As Companies Reorganize Themselves, Compliance Concerns Demand Consideration


    Some of the nation’s best-known companies are redefining themselves. Google created a new holding company to spin off its more exotic interests into separate companies; Alcoa is planning to divide into two public companies; Dell and data storage giant EMC are planning to merge. When companies restructure, no matter the ...

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    Google and Amazon’s Antitrust Woes Continue


    Image: This week, Europe’s Antitrust Chief Margrethe Vestager escalated a running regulatory battle with American tech giant Google—and Amazon is not too far behind. While the European Union launched an investigation into Amazon’s business practices last week, Vestager recently warned the online retailer about abusing its dominance in the marketplace ...

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    Google’s Antitrust Investigation Continues


    Image: The European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirmed that the watchdog is continuing its investigation into Google for allegedly engaging in anti-competitive behavior. In an interview with BBC, Vestager said that more probes are ongoing into the tech giant’s role in mapping, travel, flight, and third-party data. Details inside.

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    EU’s Apple, Amazon, Fiat and Starbucks Tax Inquiry Postponed


    Image: The European Commission has placed Amazon, Starbucks, Fiat Finance and Trade, and Apple’s tax probe on hold amid concerns about obtaining information relating to these cases, said European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a testimony before the European Parliament. While Vestager did not give a new deadline for the ...

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    Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Europe


    Image: The European Commission is expected to file a formal case against Google for abusing its dominance in the digital marketplace. Google now faces the possibility of being hit with $6 billion in fines, according to reports. Earlier this month, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager made a pledge to “remove remaining ...

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    Google Realigns Amid Regulatory Heat


    Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt met with the EU’s new antitrust chief on Monday. The search engine giant is being scrutinized by regulators for engaging in anticompetitive practices, potential antitrust violations, and oversight of privacy issues. In response to the mounting regulatory pressure, the company has realigned its European operations. ...

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    Google Will Pay $19M to Settle FTC Complaints


    The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving allegations that Google unfairly billed consumers for in-app charges that were made by children without their parents’ consent. Google will set aside $19 million in restitution and  contact all all affected consumers within 15 days.