WhatsApp had been temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation. WhatsApp Temporarily Suspended in Brazil. This suspension lasted for a few hours, affecting millions of users.
WhatsApp Temporarily Suspended in Brazil
According to WhatsApp, they did not have access to the details requested. Later on Supreme Court judge Ricardo Lewandowski lifted the nationwide blockage, saying it was disproportionate.
A Whatsapp spokesperson had said:
“As we’ve said in the past we cannot share information we don’t have access to. “Indiscriminate steps like these threaten people’s ability to communicate, to run their businesses, and to live their lives.”
WhatsApp has clashed several times with Brazilian courts after refusing to give access to police. The most recent suspension happened in May, and forced 100 million people to turn to alternative services – a huge proportion of the internet-using population in a country with some of the world’s highest mobile phone charges.
Recently WhatsApp beats Facebook Messenger-Has More Number of Active Users. According to a study by Global Web Index, eight out of every 10 users using WhatsApp on daily basis. By contrast, Facebook’s Messenger app only sees 6 out of every 10 user engage with it on a daily basis.
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