Google Expands Europeans' Internet Amnesia Zone


Google is expanding the right of Europeans to be forgotten on the Internet to domains outside their countries, according to news reports Thursday. Searches made from European IP addresses for people whom Google has granted a right to be forgotten will turn up zero links, regardless of which version of Google is used. Previously, links from such searches were blocked only from European versions of Google. Users with IP addresses outside Europe will continue to see unedited results when their searches include right-to-be-forgotten links.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83111.html?rss=1

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Putting the EU's E-Commerce Puzzle Together


A substantial number of Europeans shop online, but few make purchases outside their own country. The European Commission aims to change that through a broad initiative to create a Digital Single Market, announced earlier this month. One of the 16 steps the EC has taken toward achieving that goal is undertaking an antitrust investigation of the e-commerce sector. The aim is to identify potential anticompetitive barriers to cross-border online trade in goods and services such as electronics, clothing, shoes and digital content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82100.html?rss=1

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If Google Were French


Europeans are relentlessly attacking Google: A German official called for its breakup, a French minister charged it was a threat to sovereignty, and a publisher compared it to a dragon, according to a report. Really? I would have thought the euro and the draconian austerity program needed to keep it functioning threatened sovereignty more than Google. What’s troubling is that Google and the European regulators reached a deal on Google’s alleged antitrust activities related to search back in February of this year. When is a deal not a deal?

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Google taking requests to censor unflattering results in Europe

Google is starting to accept requests from Europeans who want to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world’s dominant search engine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/30/google-taking-requests-to-censor-unflattering-results-in-europe/

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