Brazil Shuts Down WhatsApp… Again

Brazil Shuts Down WhatsApp… Again

Late yesterday, reports claiming Brazil had temporarily blocked WhatsApp started surfacing. Evidently, this action was the result of a court order during a criminal investigation. This move echoes what happened in May of this year and December of 2015, when the service was blocked for a period of time. WhatsApp claims they do not have access to any customer data and cannot provide it the Brazilian government, even with a court order.

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