Google's controversial Street View service, which has raised privacy concerns in countries around the world, got the heave-ho from the Czech Republic Tuesday after failing to file for the proper registration to operate in that country.
Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps, according to Reuters. The matter was turned over to the Australian Federal Police on Friday.
As Australia continues to show strong signs of an economic recovery driven largely by Chinese demand for natural resources, its central bank raised interest rates for the fourth time since October. The Reserve Bank of Australia's key cash rate now stands at 4%.