WhatsApp Brazil: Judge blocks access to messaging service

A judge in Brazil has blocked access to messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours, the latest suspension to hit the hugely popular application.The judge, Marcel Montalvao, issued the order because WhatsApp owner Facebook failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36187028Also see:Brazilian judge orders mobile providers to block WhatsApp for 72 hours
A Brazilian judge has ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc’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 north-eastern 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.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/02/brazil-whatsapp-block-72-hours

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