Google starts digital mapping of Japan's Nuclear Exclusion Zone

According to ABC News, Internet search giant Google has - with the help of its Street View vehicle - started the digital mapping of the area closest to Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant; a move that comes two years after the country witnessed its worst nuclear disaster on March 12, 2011.

Google Australia head, Nick Leeder, leaving country to run Google’s French business

According to reports, Google Australia head Nick Leeder is will soon depart Google's Australian and New Zealand operations; and will move to France to run the Internet search giant's operations in that country.

Google scores copyright win in Germany as legislators approve watered-down copyright bill

On Friday, the lower house of the German parliament passed a watered-down copyright bill, which marks a notable victory for Google in Europe because it implies that the Internet search giant will not have to pay fees for displaying links to news articles.

CNIL: Google representatives will be summoned before European data protection officials

According to a recent revelation by the French National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL), European data protection officials will summon Internet search giant's representatives over concerns about the company's controversial user data-collection mechanism.