Stories by Philip Willan

Italy's business bible clamps down on erotic imitator

Until recently, some Internet navigators who thought they were heading for Italy's business bible, Il Sole 24 Ore, would get a rude shock when they landed on a pornographic Web site with a similar name and virtually identical graphic design. Investor...

Vatican to rule out online confessions

While businesses fight to keep commercially sensitive information from leaking across the Internet, the Catholic church is preparing to ban traffic in information of a more personal nature: Online confession will be off the menu for connected members...

Italy issues first electronic identity card

Interior Minister Enzo Bianco on Saturday issued Italy's first electronic identity card, making the Mediterranean nation the world's second country, after Finland, to introduce the IT-friendly document.

Bishops order mobile phone masts down

Church towers should be reserved for communications between God and the faithful and cannot be used to host mobile-telephone masts, according to a ruling by the Italian Bishops' Conference published Friday.

Love Bug serenades Italian Net customers

An Italian version of the Love Bug computer virus has affected a small number of European companies but unlike its predecessor appears to have only an inoffensive bite, industry sources have said.

E-mail without @ sign proposed

An Italian company has proposed a new message routing system which could transform the way people communicate over the Internet if the application for a new TLD (top level domain) is accepted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers...

Italian floods cause damage to IT vendors

The devastating floods that hit northwest Italy 10 days ago have damaged the country's information technology and telecommunications industries but normal business activities are already resuming, industry and trade union sources said today.

Pornographers create bogus European Union Web site

Italians seeking online information about the European Union could bump into a Web site hosting explicit pornographic images that certainly don't bear the imprimatur of European Commission President Romano Prodi, Italian lawmaker Alessandra Mussolini...

Police: Mafia Caught Attempting Online Bank Fraud

Italian police have arrested 21 people accused of participating in a massive online banking fraud that could have cost the Sicilian regional government more than 1 trillion lire ($US465 million), Italian authorities said today.

Time to do your e-laundry

The Margherita2000.com hits Italy next week, a digital washing machine that can additionally be used for e-mail and Web-based maintenance.

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