Remember MYSTIC? Apparently the target is ... my home!

Do you remember this little NSA-program?

theverge on MYSTIC

It seems one of the targets is Austria. That's where I'm from. I currently live in Germany, which is great, because that means they only listen to me talking to my mom about what cake I wan't when I come to visit next time. My sketchy schemes are all restricted to numbers in Germany.

These are the German articles:

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Rough translation:

*NSA allegldly recording complete communications of Austria, storing for 30 days

*the Austrian government seems to know about it, but they deny

*Austria is home to many international organisations, like OPEC, and has always been a meeting place for spies

This report didn't make it to the front pages of the newspapers. The articles are sidenotes in the tech-sections of the websites.

Some facts about the dangerous place that is Austria:

8,4 million citizens

I served in our Army for six months (mandatory) and during training I fired 6 shots from a gun that was made in the 80ies.

It is a catholic country with a lot of immigration.

We are good at skiing and winter sports, but very bad at football (the english kind).

Austria is the 12th richest country in the world in terms of GDP (Gross domestic product) per capita, has a well-developed social market economy, and a high standard of living. [wiki]


Austria is a neutral nation.

We once built a nuclear power plant, but we never switched it on (to afraid of blowing stuff up).

That's what it looks like:


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We have a lot of farmers, engineers and tourists.

... and apparently, we are dangerous as fuck, therefore the need to monitor our every step.