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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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Iran Gives Messaging Apps One Year to Migrate Data to Iranian Servers

Iran has given messaging apps a year to move data on Iranian citizens to servers based in Iran as reported by CNET. Reuters relayed the information from Iranian State News Agency IRNA…

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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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WhatsApp Group Admins Must Register with Government in India

Governments around the world are growing more uncomfortable with encrypted communications, and the popular encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is becoming a big target. Earlier in the year, we reported that…

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Report: WhatsApp May Be DOJ’s Next Target after Apple

While the legal battle over encryption between Apple and the FBI is still in progress, the Department of Justice may already have its next target in mind. The New York Times reports…

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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…