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Brazil

Google fined in Brazil for refusing to share emails in Petrobras corruption probe - @AP

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Google

Google Plus introduces custom gender field on profiles for users to describe how they identify - @verge

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Spain

Google News to end service in Spain, drop Spanish publications from all international sites in response to new 'publishing tax' law - @verge

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gadgets

Google announces Android Wear watch face, companion app and firmware enhancements - @ZDNet

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Democratic Party

Democratic National Committee appoints Google CEO Eric Schmidt to midterm review panel - @cnnbrk

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cybersecurity

Google says it will replace the CAPTCHA with a simple checkbox - @washingtonpost

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Google EU antitrust probe

European Parliament passes symbolic, nonbinding vote to break up US tech giant Google - @nytimesbusiness

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Google

Case of UK man who wants Google to stop malicious postings about him appearing in search results settled in court - @BBCNews

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Google EU antitrust probe

Editor's note: The European Commission began its antitrust inquiry into Google's search and advertising business in 2010. Google attempted to resolve the case in 2013, but a proposed settlement was widely criticized. - Tom

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Google EU antitrust probe

Report: European Parliament 'poised to call' for a break-up of Google, per draft seen by the Financial Times - @Reuters

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Google

Google says it can now launch as many as 20 Internet-access balloons per day - @TechCrunch

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patents

Google and patent consortium Rockstar agree to settle lawsuit - @ReutersTech

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Google

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs 5-year deal with Yahoo - @verge

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Google

Google Wallet will stop processing payments for digital goods sold on websites in March 2015 - @VentureBeat

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labor

Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit - @ReutersTech

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Anti-Islam film protests

US appeals court to reconsider order directing Google to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube - @FedcourtJunkie

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advertising

Google says its DoubleClick online advertisement service is back up after suffering an outage - @Reuters

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Google

Google backs extending the US Privacy Act to European Union citizens - statement

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Google EU antitrust probe

European Union new antitrust chief says it will take time to resolve Google antitrust probe - @Reuters

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Google

Google to extend Inbox invites to everyone for one hour at 3PM PT today - @TNW

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