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Video:  European Parliament Vote Promotes Idea of a Google Breakup

European Parliament Vote Promotes Idea of a Google Breakup

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In a move whose bark is worse than its bite, the European Parliament on Thursday approved a resolution suggesting one way to address Google's dominance is by splitting the company's search business from its other operations. The non-binding resolution calls upon the European Commission, whose competition division has been scrutinizing Google's search dominance since 2010, "to consider proposals aimed at unbundling search engines from other commercial services. Read More >>


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The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in May 2014 that search engines — Google included — must give people the possibility to have their personal information erased under certain conditions. Google has complied with the court's decision, which became widely known as the right to be forgotten, but it only applied to Google's European sites. On Wednesday, the European Union's data protection authorities have adopted a new set of guidelines regarding the court's decision, requiring Google to extend the rule to the rest of the Internet as well.



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The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think. Made in partnership with manufacturer Santok, the delightfully named Sparkle V will cost only $205. Android One is a standard set of requirements laid out by Google for manufacturers to follow, in order to create cheap phones for emerging markets.

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Video:  EU Watchdogs to Apply 'right to Be Forgotten' Rule on Web Worldwide

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European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. The European Union's privacy watchdogs agreed on a set of guidelines on Wednesday to help them implement a ruling from Europe's supreme court that gives people the right to ask search engines to remove personal information that is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant".

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Video:  United States Says EU's Google Case Should not Be Politicized

United States Says EU's Google Case Should not Be Politicized

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine. The U.S. Mission to the European Union said in an email it "noted with concern" the call for competition regulators to consider splitting search engines from other Internet services.

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