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Whatsapp Was Temporarily Banned in Brazil

One day after a court order in Sao Paulo banned the popular social messaging app for the entire nation of Brazil, WhatsApp is back in action across the country. In a decision that is likely bringing…

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Online Trolls and Racists Being Targeted With Billboard Ads Near Their Homes

Online bullies, trolls and other people hiding behind the half-anonymity of the internet while insulting people have been a cancer on our society for quite some time and it probably won’t be stopped anytime soon either.…

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Internet.org Gets Trashed by Global Internet Activists

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire Facebook founder, recently unveiled plans to offer a ‘free’ internet – essentially a sponsored internet portal through which limited filtered content can be viewed – to the world’s poor through his Internet.org…

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Hollywood Wants Exception to Net Neutrality Rules to Fight Pirates

Hollywood thinks it’s special, and can play by its own rulebook in its fight against online piracy, so the latest move by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) to bypass Brazil’s “Internet Constitution” – essentially the country’s…

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Google Uses Ziplines to Showcase Amazonian Rainforests

Google has been mapping a lot of the Globe with its Street View project. Thus far, we know it uses cars to get in and around places and map the area around streets in a 360…

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Hackers Using New Phishing Technique to Exploit Router Flaws

There have been a number of unusual hacking techniques employed in Brazil recently. A group of hackers have used a “novel approach” to pull off a pharming attack by using phishing emails, as stated by security…

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Nintendo Pulls Out of Brazil Over High Taxes

Nintendo has pulled all its products from the Brazilian market. The console manufacturer made the decision due to the country’s rising import fees and high taxes for electronics companies. However, Nintendo intends to retain a presence…

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Germany v Brazil World Cup Thrashing Broke Twitter Records

The Germany Vs Brazil Semi-final match in this year’s World Cup has certainly caught the attention of any football fan or anyone involved in football after their 7-1 thrashing against the home team a couple of…

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Russia Blames US Lasers for Knocking Them Out of the World Cup

I’ll be straight up and say first of all that I’m not one bit interested in football and things such as the world cup, where national pride is at stake, also fail to grab my interest…

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Vanishing Spray Draws Attention During World Cup Free Kicks

If you’re watching the 2014 World Cup from Brazil, you’ve probably seen referees spray a white line on the field before free kicks.  The high-tech vanishing spray is being used to encircle the ball and a…

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21 Countries And Rising Have Joined Anti-NSA UN Resolution Discussions

RT reports that 21 countries have joined in draft discussions at the UN for an anti-NSA resolution to be passed. In the discussions are the following nations: Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary,…

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Sony Explains Why PlayStation 4 Will Cost $1,845 In Brazil

There has been some debate this week as to why the next-gen PlayStation 4 will cost significantly more to purchase in Brazil than anywhere else in the world. Some cried that Sony or at least local…

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China Will Soon Have More Internet Users Than The USA

Akamai’s State of the Internet report has revealed that China’s internet users are growing rapidly and China could soon overtake the USA in terms of the number of internet users. Based on current growth figures for…

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Google Faces Antitrust Investigations In Brazil

Google is not exactly unfamiliar with legal action of an antitrust nature as it has faced antitrust lawsuits across a variety of locations in recent times, most notably in the European Union and the USA. Reuters…

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Google Becomes NSA Target According To New Reports

A fresh report from Brazilian TV network Globo reveals how the NSA has been spying on Brazilian oil giant Petrobras , Google, the SWIFT network and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NSA’s spying on…

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Latin American Nations Withdraw Ambassadors From Europe After Jet Incident

Russia Today reports that the backlash against Europe after the Bolivian Jet incident is now growing in Latin America. After having a serious emergency meeting already four countries have now decided to withdraw their ambassadors from…

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NSA Spied On Countries In Latin America

The NSA has been spying on the whole world, that’s not news to anyone. However, on the back of the USA trying to exert pressure on Latin America to not accept Edward Snowden’s asylum these latest…

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Snowden’s Asylum Options: 1 Withdrawn 10 Rejected 10 Pending

According to reports by RT.com Snowden’s options for political asylum are rapidly evaporating. The NSA whistleblower has withdrawn his application for Asylum to Russia after they told him he could only have asylum if he stopped…

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Snowden Releases List Of Countries Contacted For Political Asylum Requests

While it is now relatively common knowledge that the famous internet surveillance NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is stuck in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, it hasn’t been well documented where he was seeking political asylum up until now. We’ve…

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Sony To Hold PlayStation Event On May 7th In Brazil

Microsoft are set to unveil details of their Next-Gen Xbox next month, with their own special event that will take place on the 21st of May. As many of you will already know, Sony has already…

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Samsung More Succesful than Apple in Emerging Markets

Apple has dominated the smartphone markets of the Western world now for quite some time with its iPhone and recent figures show Apple’s dominance is growing in places like the USA. However, a new report suggests…