Philip WillanIDG News Service\Rome Bureau

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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

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E-voting comes of age in Italy with Venice independence referendum

The website aimed to replicate the system used by Norway in its 2011 municipal elections

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Italian police investigate Skype use for 'porno blackmail'

And, believe it or not, the trend is a growing phenomenon.

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Locked Apple iPhone code blocks Italian murder probe

Police have been stymied in attempts to obtain code to unlock the iPhone of a woman murdered last July.

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Italian Supreme Court upholds acquittals in Googe video bullying case

The court ruling ends the case three years after executives were conviced of violating privacy laws.

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NSA spies on Italians from roof of US Embassy in Rome, magazine reports

The allegations are based on documents the magazine says were provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Police arrest Anonymous suspects in Italy

Italian police arrested four suspected hackers Friday, accusing them of having taken control of the Italian branch of the Anonymous network.