Google Maps blamed in border dispute
Google Maps has been embroiled in a Central American border dispute that saw two neighboring countries dispatch troops and heavily armed police to their joint border.
UK: Google was in 'significant breach' of data law
Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the country's information commissioner said Wednesday.
Italy latest country to probe Google's Street View
(AP) -- Italian prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into Google's Street View mapping feature for suspected violation of privacy.
FTC ends inquiry into Google 'Street View' data collection
The US Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it was ending its inquiry into the collection of private wireless data by Google's "Street View" mapping service.
Google apologizes for privacy lapses, to tighten controls (Update)
Google pledged Friday to strengthen its privacy and security practices after its "Street View" mapping service gathered private wireless data, including emails and passwords, in dozens of countries.
China launches own version of Google Earth
China has launched an official online mapping service as US Internet giant Google continues to hold out on applying for a licence to provide a similar service in the country, state media said Friday.
Google urged to drop China name for disputed isles
Japan said on Thursday that Internet giant Google should drop from its map service the Chinese name for a disputed island chain at the centre of a bitter feud between Tokyo and Beijing.
Germany demands privacy charter from Google, rivals
The German government told Google and its competitors in online map services Monday to come up with their own guidelines on data protection by December or face new regulations on the market.
China grants web mapping licences to 31 firms
China has granted licences to 31 companies to provide web mapping services in the world's biggest online market, an official said Thursday, but many foreign firms including Google have yet to apply.
Google data gathering was not a crime: NZealand
New Zealand police said Thursday that Google did not commit a criminal offence when it collected data from wireless networks for its "Street View" mapping service.
Google's 'search czar' in touch with world's curiosity
Like few other people on the planet, Google's Ben Gomes knows what interests the world.
Google photographing French streets again, minus Wi-Fi scans
Google said Friday it had resumed photographing France with its Street View bikes and cars but without gathering fragments of personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi systems for which it is being probed.
How do we talk about our town?
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a mobile phone game that will help ensure computers better understand the way we talk about our towns.
Google to launch disputed 'Street View' in Germany this year
Internet giant Google will from next week allow Germans to opt-out of its disputed Street View navigation service ahead of its launch in the country this year, the company said Tuesday.