Google launches Google Music, an application that will enable users to upload their music libraries to company servers.
Negotiators for the European Commission and the United States agree on a pact protecting data transfers across the North Atlantic by companies such as Google and Amazon, imposing on such companies certain privacy shield obligations.
Pakistan lifts a three-year ban on YouTube after Google launches a local version that allows the government to demand removal of material it considers to be offensive. Similar systems have existed in China for many years.
New cables allege that the Communist Party of China was paranoid about the Internet with Li Changchun, the party's propaganda chief, stepping up pressure on Google after finding material critical of him in a search. The same source also claims that CCP is active in hacking against its rivals, especially the United States.