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Google defends restricting access, calls for changes to C-18

Internet and Governance | 04/21/2023 5:08 pm EDT

Senior executives of Alphabet Inc.’s Google appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Thursday to discuss the Online News Act, Bill C-18. They defended a test which restricted access to news feeds and called for the establishment of a...

EU fines Google 2.4B euros

Media | 06/27/2017 5:31 pm EDT

The European Union has fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google 2.4 billion euros — about $3.6 billion in Canadian dollars — for giving itself an “illegal advantage” in its search results. The European Commission said in a press release Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.” The release said that the company has “systematically given prominent placement” to its Google Shopping service...