Vodafone subscriber data compromised; Telecom Italia chairman welcomes Niel's investment

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> Brazil-based Oi and investment company LetterOne have entered into exclusive financing negotiations to enable a potential merger with Telecom Italia-owned TIM Participações SA. Reuters article

> Telecom Italia chairman Giuseppe Recchi welcomed French telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel as the company's second-largest shareholder after Vivendi. Reuters article

> The UK government is taking a second shot at introducing updated security rules covering mobile and fixed web usage. BBC News report

> Vodafone has become the second UK operator in a fortnight to have its customer records hacked. Guardian article

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