Patuano denies Orange tie-up talks; Snowden reveals GCHQ smartphone hacking tactics

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> A Swiss court upheld a 2009 ruling against Swisscom for anti-competitive behaviour on broadband, but reduced the fine to CHF186 million (€171 million/$192 million) from CHF220 million. Reuters article

> Vivendi increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 19.9 per cent from the previous level of 15.5 per cent. Reuters article

> Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano denied that the group is in talks with Orange about a possible tie-up. Reuters article

> Facebook teamed with France's Eutelsat Communications to bring satellite Internet access to large parts of West, East and Southern Africa. Reuters article

> Polish mobile operator P4, which markets its services under the Play brand, is reportedly up for sale for up to PLN7.5 billion (€1.77 billion/$2 billion). Reuters article

And finally...GCHQ adopts smurf-like tactics to hack smartphones, says Edward Snowden. BBC News article