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Topic: Brazil

Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions

09/28/2016, 09:09 am

Apple has quietly added a second Brazilian city, Sao Paulo, to the list of places with public transit coverage in the native Maps apps for iOS and macOS.

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Brazilian Supreme Court overturns WhatsApp ban within hours

07/20/2016, 09:07 am

Just hours after it was issued, a ban on WhatsApp in Brazil was reportedly overturned by the country's Supreme Court, which argued that the measure may not have been reasonable or proportionate.

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Brazilian judge orders indefinite block of WhatsApp, affecting millions of users

07/19/2016, 01:07 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the country's five cellular carriers to block access to Facebook's WhatsApp indefinitely, disrupting access to the popular chat/VoIP app for tens of millions of people.

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Brazilian court freezes $6M in Facebook funds in fight over WhatsApp encryption

07/01/2016, 10:07 am

Over $6 million in Facebook's Brazilian bank accounts has been reportedly frozen, following a fresh court order in disputes over encrypted WhatsApp conversations.

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Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in continuing fight over encrypted data

05/03/2016, 04:05 pm

On Tuesday a Brazilian judge lifted a temporary block on Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger, imposed yesterday by another judge in a fight over chat data demanded in a drug trafficking case.

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Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row

05/02/2016, 03:05 pm

As of Monday afternoon, WhatsApp Messenger will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours over a dispute about access to encrypted data, according to reports.

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Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in prep for 2016 Summer Olympics

05/02/2016, 12:05 pm

People in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro can now access public transit directions through Apple Maps, an addition presumably geared towards the 2016 Summer Olympics, which start on August 5.

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Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

12/17/2015, 12:12 pm

Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Apple slashes iPhone 4 & 4S prices up to 25% in Brazil

04/02/2013, 10:04 am

Apple has significantly reduced the price of both its iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in Brazil, possibly marking a move to make a bigger push for market share in Latin America's largest market.

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Brazilian lawsuit accuses Apple of 'planned obsolescence' with fourth-gen iPad

02/21/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's legal troubles in Brazil grew on Thursday, as news emerged that the company has been hit with a class-action suit alleging that the quick release of the fourth-generation iPad constitutes "planned obsolescence" with regard to its predecessor.

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