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13 million Sim cards in Austria 'hacked'
Peter Pilz. Photo: APA/Jaeger

13 million Sim cards in Austria 'hacked'

Austrian Sim cards will have been affected by an alleged hack by US and British intelligence agencies in order to facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, the security spokesman for Austria’s Green Party says. READ  

Launch of Vienna's mobility card delayed
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Launch of Vienna's mobility card delayed

The introduction of Vienna’s new ‘mobility card’ - a contactless card for the capital's public transport network which can also be used to rent bikes and pay for taxis, is likely to be delayed due to software problems. READ  

Your next car might be made by Apple
Apple already runs in luxury cars, like this Ferrari. So why not drive an Apple car? Photo: Apple

Your next car might be made by Apple

According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple may be developing a partnership to build an electric car, with some of the technology coming from an Austrian company. READ  

Study: Dogs can read basic human emotions
Photo: Clever Dog Lab/VetMedUni Vienna

Study: Dogs can read basic human emotions

A study at Austria's University of Veterinary Medicine has provided evidence that suggests dogs are able to read the emotions on human faces, allowing them to differentiate between happy and angry expressions. READ  

Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit
Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

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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There's so much news, if you're not checking The Local every day, you might be missing out on stories. READ  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  

 
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