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Health
Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine
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Austrian biotech firm's Parkinson's vaccine

An Austrian company has developed a potentially viable vaccine for early-stage Parkinson's disease. The treatment, which is designed to slow or even stop progression of the disease, has undergone a Phase I clinical trial, from which data will be released on Thursday in New York. READ  

Internet Piracy
Austrian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay
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Austrian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

Four major Austrian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been ordered to start blocking three file sharing web sites, including The Pirate Bay. READ  

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria
A robot employee of the future? Photo: APA

Robots could take half of jobs in Austria

More than half of the jobs currently being done in Austria could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank. READ  

Austrian computer pioneer Zemanek dies
Heinz Zemanek File photo: APA/HARALD SCHNEIDER

Austrian computer pioneer Zemanek dies

The Austrian computer pioneer Heinz Zemanek, known for designing Europe's first computer, has died aged 94 in Vienna. READ  

Austrian police warn of ‘Microsoft phone scam’
Microsoft has nothing to do with the scam. Photo: APA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Austrian police warn of ‘Microsoft phone scam’

Austria’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is warning people of an internet scam in which crooks are posing as employees of the company Microsoft. READ  

Technology
World's first hydrogen fuel plant in Vienna
Hydrogen compressor using ionic liquid pistons. Photo: Linde Group

World's first hydrogen fuel plant in Vienna

According to a report on Business Wire, Germany's Linde Group has opened the first manufacturing plant in the world that will build hydrogen fueling stations - in Vienna. READ  

América Móvil buys stake in Telekom Austria
Carlos Slim. File photo: APA

América Móvil buys stake in Telekom Austria

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday, Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil has confirmed that it has now secured a majority stake in the former national phone company of Austria, with 50.8 percent. READ  

Man arrested over phishing email scam
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Man arrested over phishing email scam

A 24-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after he was suspected of carrying out a phishing attack in Vienna. The victim was a 34-year-old woman who ran a company. READ  

Military company wins export bid down-under
A military vehicle manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN. Photo: MAN

Military company wins export bid down-under

According to a report in the news daily Wiener Zeitung, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) have won a major export contract to provide armored vehicles to the Australian government. READ  

Smartphone app to help migrants integrate
Parts of the Maseltov app will have a game-like feel. Photo: joanneum research

Smartphone app to help migrants integrate

A new smartphone app called Maseltov, which is partly funded by the European Commission, is being developed with the aim of helping migrants find their way in a new culture - and will be trialled with Turkish migrants in Austria. READ  

Internet relay op convicted for child porn
File Photo: Ashley Moreno/Wikimedia

Internet relay op convicted for child porn

An Austrian man who operated a Tor anonymizing exit node for the benefit of other Internet users has been convicted of offenses relating to child pornography, which he claimed he never knew about, saw or used personally. READ  

Reduced EU roaming costs benefit Austrians
Photo: John T. Heffernan

Reduced EU roaming costs benefit Austrians

The European Union will enact more caps on roaming charges for cellular devices throughout Europe from July 1st in what it describes as a step toward a “connected continent.” Consumers will benefit, but mobile suppliers may struggle. READ  

Privacy
Data storage restricted in Austria by ECJ ruling
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Data storage restricted in Austria by ECJ ruling

The right of individuals to maintain privacy was held as more important than a state's convenience in fighting crime, based on a ruling from the European Court of Justice. READ  

Environment
In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from the sewer
Amstetten in Lower Austria. Photo: Mohannad Khurmah/Panoramio

In Austria, heat is 'recycled' from the sewer

Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy. Not, however, in the Austrian town of Amstetten, where a pilot project by the local utility company is "recycling" this energy from a place where normally few dare to tread -- the sewer. READ  

Teenager 'stalked' boy on Facebook
Facebook icon reflected in eye. File photo: APA

Teenager 'stalked' boy on Facebook

A hearing has begun in Vienna’s criminal court, of the case of a 15-year-old girl accused of stalking a boy the same age via Facebook. READ  

 
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