Google's week has been punctuated with legal issues, notably with French data protection authorities haranguing the company over extending Right to be Forgotten requests made in one nation to be actioned worldwide.
But the search giant still found time to add managed Spark and Hadoop capability to its cloud platform and increase the security features in Google Drive.
France orders Google to apply Right to be Forgotten ruling worldwide
The ruling means that, for example, a request filed in Spain to have a certain search reference removed from Google's index in Spain, must also apply to all other countries, including the US. Unsurprisingly Google said it "respectfully disagrees" with the decision.
Google Drive touts increased security for its one million paying customers
Google announced security enhancements for Google Drive, at the same time it revealed that the cloud-based service now boasts over one million paying users.
The service now touts a number of security updates including password recovery options, information rights management, new sharing controls and audit alerts.
Google adds managed Spark and Hadoop capability to its cloud platform
Google unveiled a new offering as part of its Cloud Platform providing on-demand access to Spark and Hadoop processing services, in order to enable customers to more easily derive useful insights from large datasets.
Available now as a beta service, Google Cloud Dataproc enables customers to quickly create and manage clusters of nodes running Spark or Hadoop, and also disable them to avoid incurring costs when not required.
Google reportedly faces Android antitrust investigation in the US
The Inquirer reported that Google allegedly faces an antitrust investigation in the US over anti-competitive behaviour with its Android mobile software.
The incident stems from complaints that Google gives priority to its own apps and services on Android, such as Gmail and Search, in turn restricting its competitors.
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