Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Brazil judge orders WhatsApp blocked, affecting 100 million users

Posted by @DanHinmon, May 3, 2016

A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook’s WhatsApp for 72 hours throughout Latin America’s largest country on Monday, the second such move against the popular messaging application in five months.

The decision by the judge in the northeastern state of Sergipe applies to the five main wireless operators in Brazil and affects WhatsApp’s more than 100 million users in the country. The reason for the order is not known due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case in the Sergipe state court.


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