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2020
26 March 2020

How to monitor a USD2 trillion rescue package

 
 
 
 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 03/06/2022
2019
31 October 2019

Proof-of-Work Doesn’t Solve Every Blockchain Use Case


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 15/04/2022

2015
11 November 2015

How Secure is our Digital Identity A Blockchain View from Roberto Capodieci


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 03/09/2021

2007
19 June 2007

Copy movies and games? For 74% of citizens it is not a real crime – Copiare film e giochi? Per Il 74% dei cittadini non e in vero reato


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 25/06/2021

2006
4 July 2006

La pirateria e i diritti d’autore – Piracy and Copyrights


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 04/06/2021

2005
15 November 2005

On the mobile phone only makes coffee – Al telefonino manca soltanto di fare il caffe


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 28/05/2021

7 June 2005

Convenient to pay with “Plastic” but the risk of fraud is high – Comodo pagare con la “Plastica” ma Il rischio truffa e alto


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 21/05/2021

2004
26 October 2004

Cell phone, The Electronic Mutant – Telefonino, Il Mutante Electronico


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 14/05/2021

2003
26 May 2003

The iniquitous tax on virgin media – L’Iniquo balzello sui supporti vergini


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 07/05/2021

17 May 2003

Internet, the scam of ghost sites – Internet, la truffa dei siti fantasma


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 30/05/2021

13 May 2003

Tired Innovation, Italy changes gear – Stanca Innovazione, L’Italia cambia marcia


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 16/04/2021

6 May 2003

Free and spam filters – Libero ed i filtri antispam


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 09/04/2021

11 April 2003

Unreliable email service – Servizio email non affidabile

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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 26/03/2021

2002
23 November 2002

Hackers, Crackers, Pirates or Rebel Genes? – Hackers, Crackers, Pirati o Geni ribelli?

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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 12/02/2021

7 June 2002

Letter to the publication


 


 


 


 
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A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 05/02/2021

19 February 2002

Le Iene hunting for the two fake doctors – Le Iene a caccia dei due falsi medici


 


 


 


 
Following my participation to the TV show “Le iene”, I been asked if I was interested to produce more shows with them. As “Le Iene” is a humorous investigative journalistic TV show, I did try to prepare a story on how two doctors have been working at the hospital for decades without ever getting a university degree. The news reported on my work.

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 08/01/2021

16 January 2002

Criminals not Hackers – Criminali non Hackers


 


 


 


 
The word “hacker” had initially a positive connotation, identifying an enthusiast, someone curious that could discover new ways to use things. It has later taken a negative connotation, indicating a cybercriminal. When someone uses simple scripts found online to “deface” websites (replace the home page with a political or hate message) annoys me to see the term “hacker” used. In this article I try to explain the difference between hacker, cracker, and script kiddies…

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 27/11/2020

14 January 2002

So They Earn on Naivety – Cosi Guadagnano sull’IngenuitĂ 


 


 


 


 
A small article I wrote for a national newspaper on an online scam targeting internet users and mobile phone users. The download of ringtones claimed to be free ended up costing users thousands of euros on their phone bills.

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 20/11/2020

1997
24 April 1997

Il mondo inter-musicale lanciato dai Lagash


 


 


 


 
Can Midi (the data protocol between musical instruments and a computer) travel via Internet? In this article I tell the story of a music band that had a jam session over the internet way before video calls were a thing 🙂

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 28/08/2020

30 March 1997

Sex tourist “expelled” from The USA – Espulso dall’america turista del sesso


 


 


 


 
As the Internet underground started splitting in two groups (the vigilantes and the villains) in this article I narrate how someone looking for illegal material has been “kicked out” from the usenet groups he was in.

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 21/08/2020

23 March 1997

Here’s who will conquer the earth – Ecco chi conquisterĂ  la terra


 


 


 


 
This article, that I wrote in 1997, gives me shivers when I read it now. I describe quite perfectly someone as Mark Zuckerberg and the effects that something like Facebook can have, as if I predicted Cambridge Analytica scandal 22 years in advance!

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 14/08/2020

16 February 1997

Searching to see if there is Mestre? We are mentioned 1087 times – Cercate se c’è Mestre? Ci siamo per 1087 volte.


 


 


 


 
I had to produce an article every week for the newspaper “Il Gazzettino”. I wasn’t paid. It was a way for me to get known more, and for the newspaper to show a reach to technologies and the Internet. As I am not a journalist, it has been also a great exercise for me to write, and to think what to write about. This article talks about how many times the city I am from is mentioned in the Internet. Something that nowadays requires a simple Google search that would return millions of results, but back then there was no Google, and very few results…

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 31/07/2020

9 February 1997

Finally a fully Venetian Intranet – Finalmente un intranet tutto veneziano


 


 


 


 
At the time that Intranets were more common that Internet (due to the slow speed of the Internet and the fast speed of the Intranet), someone thought to make a public Intranet that extended to all the province of Venice. So I did interview them for my newspaper article. I did also try to explain Internet routing to the public. Had they got the concept? Not easy to explain complex topics with simple analogies…

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 17/07/2020

2 February 1997

Stroll around Venetian’s small pathways while you are in your pajamas – Passeggiare per le calli rimanendo in pigiama


 


 


 


 
At age 22, one of my first articles for a newspaper. The topic being the Internet and me having grown up in Venice, Italy, I wrote about an online 3D Venice. I also wrote how people could get websites for free, rather than paying a lot of money for local hosting providers, and a small glossary of this new terminology that soon would become daily language.

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article will be published on 03/07/2020

1986
1 May 1986

Classified ADs – Annuncio


 


 


 


 
While this is not properly a magazine article about or by me, it is a very nice find. Dated May 1986, is an ad I placed at age 11 in a magazine for electronics, to trade cartridge software of my computer for a memory expansion! More explanation in the blog post!

 
A blog post with high resolution images, transcript, translation, and downloads of this article can be found here: https://capodieci.com/2020/05/29/friday-past-reads-1-may-1986