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Max Schrems: A tech giants' worst nightmare

Max Schrems: A tech giants' worst nightmare

Few in America's Silicon Valley could have predicted that a young Austrian law graduate who spent a semester studying there would one day become high-tech companies' worst nightmare.

Prisons overcrowded with people smugglers

Prisons overcrowded with people smugglers

Ten of Austria's 27 prisons are hopelessly overcrowded due to the amount of people smugglers being held in custody awaiting trial. According to a report in the Kurier newspaper, 534 people are currently in Austrian prisons on charges of people smuggling.

Facebook dealt blow by Austrian campaigner

Facebook dealt blow by Austrian campaigner

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has scored a legal victory at the European Court of Justice, after it ruled that the Safe Habour agreement that helps tech giants such as Facebook send personal data from the EU to the US is invalid.

Man faced with eviction threatens to blow up flat

Man faced with eviction threatens to blow up flat

Cobra special forces police stormed an apartment building in Styria at the weekend after a 55-year-old tenant threatened to blow up the building and shoot his elderly landlady.

Backstage at the world's biggest 'facial hair party'

Backstage at the world's biggest 'facial hair party'

Sitting on a bench in a school hall, two suited and booted English gentlemen discuss the benefits of wax over hairspray while to their right someone with a large moustache delicately sips beer through a straw.