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ePrivacy: An overview of Europe’s other big privacy rule change

Gather round. The EU has a plan for a big update to privacy laws that could have a major impact on current Internet business models. Um, I thought Europe just got some new privacy rules? They did. You

Alexa is reported down across Europe

Reports are coming in that Amazon’s Alexa service is down in parts of UK, Spain, Germany and Austria. According to Down Detector and Twitter, the problem started surfacing around 8am local time

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium haveĀ once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across

ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech

Austria's Supreme Court is referring a legal challenge over the extent of Facebook's responsibility to remove hate speech postings to Europe's top court for an opinion. The case has clear implications

Facebook must remove hate speech posts, Austrian court rules

More bad news for Facebook on the content front: An Austrian court has ruled the company must remove posts deemed to be hate speech, Reuters reports. The case was brought last year by Austria's Green

This smart sock adds sensations to prosthetic limbs

The future of prosthetics is fast arriving, with 3D-printed construction, advanced materials and embedded sensors replacing the unadorned wood and plastic of yore. But like the rest of the future, it'

Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of Europe

To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and, with it,

Amazon Prime Air opens Austrian outpost with focus on sense-and-avoid tech

As first reported by the Verge, Amazon today announced that it is opening a new development center for its Prime Air drone delivery program in Graz, Austria. This new team will focus on “sense-a

Austrian jobs platform aims to connect refugees and employers

Europe's refugee crisis is proving all but impossible for the region's politicians to tackle without being sucked into an inglorious mire of prejudice -- leaving desperate people fleeing conflict-torn

Facebook ‘Class Action’ Privacy Lawsuit Moves To Austrian Supreme Court

A privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook last year by Viennese lawyer and data privacy activist Max Schrems has moved up to Austria's Supreme Court which will rule on whether the suit can be treated a

How publishers are trying to kill off publicly-owned tech media outlets

<img class="shot" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/fuzo.png" alt="" width="214" height="234" />It's a trend that is highly unlikely to happen in the US due to its ubiquitous priva

123sonography launches e-learning platform for physicians

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-146.png" alt="" title="Picture 146" width="287" height="84" class="shot" />Aside from the plethora of startups targeting web-savvy en

Garmz.com launches as a fashion game changer

<img class="shot" title="77952v3-max-250x250" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/77952v3-max-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="148" height="166" /> <a href="http://www.garmz.com">Garmz</a>

Flimmit relaunches as extensive film search engine

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/flimmit.png" alt="" title="flimmit" width="250" height="168" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-22405" /><a title="http://www.flimmit.com/"

Tupalo closes second round funding and goes mobile

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0001/8879/18879v1-max-250x250.png" class="shot2" /><a title="Tupalo.com" href="http://tupalo.com/">Tupalo.com</a>, a Vienna based social yello

T-Mobile Austria confirms 3G iPhone, 3 models in the works

T-Mobile Austria made an announcement earlier today that they would soon be getting a UMTS version of the iPhone, putting them on a short list of countries to get the 3G version. The previous rumors o

Vienna latest city to ban cell use on trains

For awhile I live in Olympia, WA, and commuted to Seattle every day. I know, I’m an idiot, but I did it the smart way and took public transit. One leg of my daily trip involved a train ride, and

iPhone now in Austria, Ireland: T-Mo, O2 rubbing hands together

[photopress:iphoneaustria.jpg,full,center] The iPhone is now on sale in Austria. Married to T-Mobile, Apple’s smartphone comes in two configurations, a 399 euro 8GB model and a 499 16GB model. T