Free tickets for passengers of train stuck in tunnel for two hours

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Passengers trapped in a crowded underground train for two hours in Vienna will receive nothing but tickets worth less than 30 Euros as compensation by the city¬ís public transport agency.Answer Lang, a spokesman for Wiener Linien announced today (Thurs) that the company had decided to offer the eight-day rider tickets costing 28.80 Euros to the […]

Laptop surfing share soars

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Two thirds of Austrians surfing the internet do so on laptops, a survey has shown.State agency Statistik Austria said today (Weds) that 67 per cent of households with internet access are logging on to the World Wide Web on laptops and notebooks. Fewer than one in three (27 per cent) said the same five years […]

Dramatic increase of online crimes

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Cyber crime has been identified as posing a growing threat to Austrians.Federal Crime Office (BK) chief Gerhard Lang said today (Thurs) the number of internet fraud and abuse cases has soared from just 22 in the first nine months of 2009 to 1,074 in the same period of this year.Lang explained cases of stalking and […]

Car theft figures down sharply

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The number of car theft dropped dramatically in the first quarter of this year, new figures have shown.Crime investigation official Rainer Erhart said yesterday (Tues) 939 cars had been stolen across the country during the first three months of 2010. He stressed this was a 53 per cent decline to the same period of the […]