Telecom Italia seeks speedy Inwit move; Merkel quizzes Zuckerberg over lunch

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> Telecom Italia reportedly wants to close a sale or merger of its Inwit tower unit by the end of this year, after CEO Marco Patuano was given the mandate to explore options for the unit. Reuters article

> Silent Circle launched Blackphone 2, an updated version of its Android-based, security-focused smartphone. BBC News report

> Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quizzed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about efforts to prevent racist posts on the social network. Bloomberg article

> Eir, the rebranded Eircom, extended availability of its TV service to subscribers' smartphones. Irish Independent report

And finally...SIM swap fraud is helping criminals to empty mobile customers' bank accounts. Guardian article

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