Menu

Stories by Philip Willan

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.

Written by Philip Willan25 Sept. 15 16:53

Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

An individual who did work for Hacking Team was in contact with hackers working for a terrorist organization, and disgruntled employees -- who deny the charge -- were planning to sell an antidote to the spyware vendor's surveillance software, an Italian newspaper reported Friday.

Written by Philip Willan01 Aug. 15 04:20

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.

Written by Philip Willan01 Aug. 15 03:03

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.

Written by Philip Willan29 July 15 06:44

TripAdvisor gets Italian fine overturned

An Italian court has overturned a €500,000 (US$550,000) fine imposed last December on the online travel company TripAdvisor for allegedly publishing misleading information in its reviews.

Written by Philip Willan16 July 15 03:20

Hacking Team CEO insists tools were not compromised

The founder of the Italian surveillance software company that suffered a disastrous data breach last week sought to reassure clients on Tuesday about the gravity of the intrusion, insisting that Hacking Team's anti-terrorism work has not been jeopardized.

Written by Philip Willan15 July 15 06:35

Twitter a trap for Italy's communications gurus

In Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose it emerges that a number of monks have been killed by a poison placed on the corners of the books in their monastery library. This month the author discovered that modern vehicles of communication can be equally treacherous.

Written by Philip Willan22 June 15 23:24

Italian court bans UberPop, threatens fine

A judge in Milan banned UberPop in Italy on Tuesday, ruling that the car-hailing service constitutes unfair competition for taxi drivers.

Written by Philip Willan27 May 15 03:55

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."

Written by Philip Willan24 Dec. 14 05:59

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.

Written by Philip Willan24 Dec. 14 05:25

Companies battle for control of Italy's national fiber network

Telecom companies are vying for control of a small company that rents out fiberoptic cables in Milan in a competition that could determine who gets to build and control Italy's high speed telecommunications network.

Written by Philip Willan20 Dec. 14 07:05