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Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit
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Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit

An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25,000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy. READ  

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NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet
Leak showing EINSTEIN/CASTANET microwave monitoring station technology, which supposedly sits on the US Embassy in Vienna. Photo: NSA

NSA spying in Vienna detailed at Chaos meet

Austrian journalist Erich Möchel delivered a presentation in Hamburg at the annual meeting of the Chaos Computer Club on Monday December 29, detailing the various locations where the US NSA has been actively collecting and processing electronic intelligence in Vienna. READ  

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food
The Fungi Mutarium. Photo: Paris Tsitsos

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat. READ  

Hofer rolling out new low-cost phone service
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Hofer rolling out new low-cost phone service

According to a report from Reuters, the German discounter Aldi which trades in Austria as Hofer has announced on Tuesday it plans to roll out a new telecommunications service called HOT that will offer the best value in the Austrian market. READ  

Austria slips in climate change rankings
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Austria slips in climate change rankings

Austria has slipped by five places in a new report on global climate protection, released today in Lima, Peru as part of the United Nations Climate Conference on Monday. READ  

Hijack alert sees Turkish plane's jet escort
Turkish Airline's Boeing 737. Photo: David/Wikimedia

Hijack alert sees Turkish plane's jet escort

A Turkish Airlines pilot's mistaken activation of a hijack alarm triggered a high-octane security deployment at Vienna airport on Friday, Austrian police said. READ  

Facebook 'Rooms' now available in Austria
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Facebook 'Rooms' now available in Austria

Facebook announced Tuesday that it has made its anonymous chat app called Rooms available in Austria and Germany, currently only available for the iPhone and iPad. READ  

Vienna plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2016
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Vienna plans 400 free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2016

The city of Vienna is set to get even more wired, with 400 new free Wi-Fi access points planned in the next two years. READ  

Austria infested by IT 'super bug' Regin
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Austria infested by IT 'super bug' Regin

Security researchers have discovered a highly sophisticated piece of spyware that has attacked computer systems in ten countries, including Austria. READ  

Artificial 'snow cloud' creates powder snow
The artificial snow cloud. Photo: APA

Artificial 'snow cloud' creates powder snow

Science boffins from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Vienna’s Technical University have developed an artificial snow cloud which makes the finest powder snow for ski slopes. READ  

Are you ready for your flying car?

Austria's Pioneer Festival was the venue for the launch of what has been called the world's first production-ready flying car. READ  

Austrian drones watch over Ukraine ceasefire

In the middle of the Austrian countryside, a few sleek, high-tech drones sit in a bright production hall, ready for missions over Ukraine, the Mediterranean or the Middle East. READ  

Night trains to pause for an hour Sunday morning

With the end of daylight saving time for the year this weekend, railway clocks will be paused for one hour, starting at 3am. READ  

Social Media Editorial

Google Plus and The Local Austria

It's clear Facebook is the reigning king of social media - but Google is working hard to change that. READ  

 
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