• Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours [u]

    Today, Whatsapp Messenger will be blocked in Brazil for 72 hours over a dispute about accessing encrypted data.

    Marcel Montalvao, a Brazilian Judge has ordered Whatsapp to hand over records of messages which are reportedly related to a drug case. The Facebook-owned company said it can't follow through with the court order as the conversations are encrypted. The Brazilian Judge have put a temporary ban to put in effect through orders to telecoms companies. WhatsApp in Brazil is used quite often with over 100 million users.

    As reported by Apple Insider:

    The Brazilian government has repeatedly clashed with WhatsApp over encryption. One short-lived ban was imposed in December, and in March, Montalvao even ordered the arrest of Facebook's Latin American VP, Diego Dzodan.
    Update: Judge overturns Brazilian WhatsApp shutdown in continuing fight over encrypted data
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Brazilian judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours over encryption row started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Iím not sure the Brazilian government understands how end to end encryption works.
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      Whatsapp should just hand over the messages as-is. If the judge wants to be able to comprehend them, that's another issue.
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