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Saudi Arabia came close to buying Hacking Team

The Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team, notorious for selling its product to undemocratic regimes, according to hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks.

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Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

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Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

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Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will bring to the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November.

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TripAdvisor gets Italian fine overturned

A court rejected a fine against TripAdvisor for allegedly publishing misleading information

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Hacking Team CEO insists tools were not compromised

The CEO told reporters in Rome there are 'no problems for security' if customers follow instructions

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Twitter a trap for Italy's communications gurus

Leading Italian political and intellectual heavweights get caught up in Twitter controversies

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Italy's architectural elite moves to rub out crowdsourcing design site

Crowdsourcing design site CoContest threatens established architects

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Private, insulting tweet gets Italian senator sued

Economics researcher relayed the message publicly on Twitter and subsequently lodged a complaint

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Italian court bans UberPop, threatens fine

Judge says UberPop's smartphone app is provoking a rapid growth in illegal taxi services.

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Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

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Italy's e-commerce boom leaves hangover for some

Online sales beat expectations but some buyers claim to have been victims of fraud

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Italy's Privacy Authority orders Google removals

Italy's Privacy Authority has ordered the first removals of Web pages from Google's search engine under the provisions of last May's European Court of Justice ruling on the "right to be forgotten."

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TripAdvisor fined by Italian Antitrust Authority

Italy's Antitrust Authority has imposed a €500,000 (US$609,000) fine on TripAdvisor, the travel planning website, following complaints of unfair business practices by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection organization.

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Companies battle for control of Italy's national fiber network

Fight brews over who gets control of Metroweb