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Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp, again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jul 2016 10:38 User comments (2)

Brazil temporarily banned WhatsApp, again For the third time since last December, Brazil temporarily banned the WhatsApp messaging service before a court overturned the ruling.
A Brazilian judge had banned the app after the company (now owned by Facebook) refused to reveal encrypted messages pertaining to an ongoing case. The Federal Supreme Court then reversed that decision, claiming it was "scarcely reasonable or proportional."

WhatsApp said it could not cooperate with the investigation because all of the messages sent are encrypted and are not stored on their servers.

"As we've said in the past, we cannot share information we don't have access to,"
added a WhatsApp spokesperson in a public statement.

Source:
Reuters

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2 user comments

122.7.2016 14:13

This unreasonable nature coming from a country that is about to host the DIRTIEST, Most UNCLEAN and unprepared Olympics ever. Crime-laden too!!!

Perhaps Brazil should STFU and stop bitching so profoundly in order to paint them in a better light.

224.7.2016 15:42

WhatsApp sux. Soma messanger is much better. sending messages is faster,more security,hd video and calls are so clear. So whstsapp is not the only messanger out there.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jul 2016 @ 15:47

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