Italy close to tax deal with Google
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Taxman makes an offer Google can't refuse


Italy and Alphabet's Google are close to reaching a deal to settle a tax dispute which will not mean the company has to sleep with the fishes.

Italian boffins create learning computer
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Teach it to make proper pizza

Italian boffins are working on a new robot which will develop and learn like a new-born child.

Italian watchdog sniffs at WhatsApp
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Antitrust deals with Facebook

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is snuffling around the rump of the social notworking site WhatsApp.

Open source saves the Italian military millions
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Can get back to conquering Gaul

The Italian Defence Ministry surprised the world last year by announcing that they were dumping Microsoft office in favour of an open-source alternative like LibreOffice.

Apple forced to pay back tax to Italy
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Will help with its debt crisis

The Italian government has told Apple that it is to stop mucking about and pay back the $348m it did not pay in the broke country.

Saudi Araba nearly bought Italian hackers
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Don't have a state hacking system? Buy one

There was a sharp intake of breath over the weekend when it was revealed that the Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of the notorious Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team for $42 million – apparently with the assistance of the US.

Italian teen found what Apple security experts couldn't
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Forbidden to fix it

An Italian teenager has found two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X operating system that could be used to gain remote access to a computer.

Terrorists now using Government spying software
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Hack becomes a world nightmare

An Italian security outfit which makes spying packages for various world governments has admitted that its software is now in the hands of terrorists after a recent hack.

Apple faces Italian tax evasion charges
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Pasta La Vista baby

Italian coppers have enough evidence to charge the fruity cargo cult Apple with tax evasion.

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