28 Apr '12, 7pm

Google Reveals Argentina, South Korea Investigations

Google has disclosed a pair of ongoing international government probes into its business practices. The company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it is the subject of probes in both Argentina and South Korea. "Both Argentina’s Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia and the Korea Fair Trade Commission in South Korea have also opened an investigation into certain business practices," the company said in its filing. Google said that the Argentinian probe was related to its search and advertising businesses. Google was forced by an Argentinian court last year to censor anti-Semitic search results and suggestions . Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials in South Korea are looking into the company's handling of mobile data and advertising. The company has previously crossed paths with the South Korean governm...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2171185/Google-Revea...

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