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GOG Arrives in Brazil with Localized Game Prices

A little over three months after GOG added six new currencies to the GOG store, GOG has now added a new currency, the Brazilian Real.  For GOG, this marks the…

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Brazil’s Highest Court Overturns Third WhatsApp Block

For the third time in the last eight months, a Brazilian judge has ordered wireless service providers to block WhatsApp. The encrypted messaging app is once again being targeted because…

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Brazil Freezes Facebook Funds Over WhatsApp Dispute

Facebook is once again in trouble in Brazil. A Brazilian court has frozen Facebook’s bank accounts in the country, preventing the transfer of 19.5 million reais to the company, or…

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Legislators in Brazil Propose Bill to Protect WhatsApp

In the past few months, WhatsApp has been the target of multiple court orders which attempted to force the company to turn over encrypted messages to law enforcement in Brazil.…

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WhatsApp Blocked in Brazil Again

The encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is once again facing trouble in Brazil. A judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe has ordered phone companies in the country to block the…

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[Updated] Facebook Executive Arrested in Brazil, Company Won’t Share Encrypted Messages with Law Enforcement

Update: A Facebook executive, Diego Dzodan, was released after spending nearly a full day in prison. An appeals court overturned the arrest order issued by the lower court. Original story…

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Laura trailer released for Street Fighter 5

Brand new Brazilian fighter ‘Laura’ has  received a short teaser trailer after her initial inclusion in the game was leaked earlier this month. The trailer was initially uploaded to the…

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Latin American Playstation Stores Now Forces Language Based on Location

Sony announced via email January 20 that Latin American consumers are no longer allowed a choice in what language they navigate the Playstation Store. Instead, language will be dictated by the…

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High Taxes Force Nintendo to Leave Brazilian Market

On the month of January 2015, “a Gaming do Brasil” or The Gaming Brazil will cease distribution of Nintendo products in the country of Brazil. For fourteen years, a Gaming…