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EU regulators readying third Google antitrust charge: sources

BRUSSELS – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google may face a third EU antitrust charge as soon as next month, this time focusing on its revenue mainstay AdWords ad placement service, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The world’s most popular Internet search engine is already under fire from the …

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Google beats children’s web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

Google and Viacom on Monday defeated an appeal in a nationwide class action lawsuit by parents who claimed the companies illegally tracked the online activity of children under the age of 13 who watched videos and played video games on Nickelodeon’s website. By a 3-0 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit …

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and …

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U.S. Supreme Court lets Google advertising class action suit proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court’s decision to allow a class action lawsuit against Google Inc to proceed regarding claims that the company deceived California advertisers about the placement of Internet ads through its Adwords service. The court decided not to hear Google’s appeal of …

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Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s (GOOGL.O) Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google’s offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. “We have collected a lot of computer …

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Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial

A U.S. jury handed Google (GOOGL.O) a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) over Android software used to run most of the world’s smartphones. The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create Android was …

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Google faces record 3 billion euro EU antitrust fine: Telegraph

Google (GOOGL.O) faces a record antitrust fine of around 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) from the European Commission in the coming weeks, British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph said. The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a …

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House blocks Google-hosted apps, Yahoo Mail over security fears

The U.S. House of Representatives’ information technology team has blocked lawmakers from accessing software applications hosted on a Google cloud service to prevent possible hacking campaigns, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. The move came after Yahoo Mail was also blacklisted by House authorities due to fears of ransomware infiltration. …

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Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against each other

Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other, the companies told Reuters. “Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing legal priorities. We will continue to focus on competing vigorously for business and for …

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Google’s parent Alphabet results hit by rising traffic costs, strong dollar

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as it spent more money to build traffic for its mobile advertising services. The results, which were also hit by the strong dollar, drove shares of the Web search company down 6 percent in …

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