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The Bangladeshi government has imposed bans on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networks.
As the summer Olympics approach, all eyes are descending on Brazil as they host this momentous event. There has been press around Brazil’s recent WhatsApp censorship and a new draft bill.
A judge in Sao Paulo has ordered that WhatsApp be shut down. The shutdown is set to last 48 hours, and went into effect starting at 9pm EST on December 16.
Since WhatpsApp implements end-to-end encryption, Facebook did not have access to these messages, making it impossible for them to comply with the request.
China is now blocking access to popular messaging service WhatsApp. This move comes in advance of next month’s Communist Party Congress (we’ll be writing more about this next week – stay tuned).
WhatsApp was under the spotlight this past week as the Afghan and Indonesian governments considered banning the popular messaging service from their respective countries.
The New York Times recently reported that the United States justice department is now going after WhatsApp – a messaging app that allows users to send encrypted messages.