Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday that it had removed search ads that charged users searching for voting information large fees for voter registration or harvested their personal data.
As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth US company to top a market value of more than US$1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock's extraordinary gains.
Google was fined €1.49 billion ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, in the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.
Hundreds of Google employees have written to the company to protest against plans to launch a censored search engine in China. They said the project raised urgent moral and ethical questions and urged the firm to be more transparent.