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Austrian Facebook slayer launches four new cases as EU tightens data privacy

Austrian Facebook slayer launches four new cases as EU tightens data privacy

As a young Austrian law student, Max Schrems took on Facebook and won, and seven years ago he was already raising the alarm over the flaw Cambridge Analytica allegedly exploited to obtain the data of millions of users for political purposes.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Austria charges 17 far-right 'Identitarians' over hate speech and criminal activities

Austria charges 17 far-right 'Identitarians' over hate speech and criminal activities

Austrian prosecutors announced criminal charges Monday against 17 members of the far-right "Identitarian Movement" (IBÖ) connected to several of the group's activities in recent years.

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Tourists complain as Sweden becomes more cash-free

Tourists complain as Sweden becomes more cash-free

As Sweden moves ever closer to a cashless economy, tourists are starting to complain, the government promotion agency Visit Sweden has said.

 

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Austria says it can't stop 'far-right' event commemorating 1945 massacre

Austria says it can't stop 'far-right' event commemorating 1945 massacre

Austria's chancellor said on Tuesday he is powerless to stop an upcoming commemoration of a 1945 massacre that has become a magnet for supporters of the Nazis' Croatian allies and far-right sympathizers.

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague?

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Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Games could keep ageing pooches' minds agile, but, says researcher Lisa Wallis: "wet noses will always be a problem."

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Austrian financial adviser Ernst Eigner is ugly and scary. But only in his "Krampus" costume with red glowing eyes and horns to frighten naughty children and "evil spirits".

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