WhatsApp is two days unusable in Brazil due to court ruling

Dec

17

2015

The estimated 93 million users of WhatsApp in Brazil can not use the application Thursday and Friday. A judge has decided to carry on telecommunications providers to block WhatsApp to put pressure on the company.

The judge wants the blockade WhatsApp compel information to release. The court had asked in a research data that some users had exchanged through the service, but WhatsApp repeatedly failed to meet this request, writes the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. For whatever information is about, is unknown.

The blockade lasts from midnight Wednesday night local time Friday night totaan midnight local time. At that time, should providers WhatsApp block in its entirety. The application has in Brazil is estimated that more than 93 million users, or more than 90 percent of the population is online in the country. This makes it by far the most widely used tool.

WhatsApp leader Jan Koum react with disappointment at the blockade. “We are disappointed in the shortsighted decision to block access to WhatsApp. It is a communication tool that many Brazilians depend. It is sad to see that Brazil isolates itself from the rest of the world.”

The chat app has made no friends among Brazilian carriers. With the introduction of the chime see providers like WhatsApp ‘provider without a license “and the lobby group urges providers imposes on the government that such strict rules to applications that use VoIP.

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