The month of January marked the arrival of Amazon to Brazil. Formerly functioning as a market place for retailers to sell their products, the platform expanded its operation in the Brazilian territory, selling goods directly to the final consumer, with the right to fast delivery of just two days. The subject caught the attention of readers of TechTudo and the subject occupies the first place among the highlights of the Softwares editor.
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Also last month, Instagram was the scene of a challenge that became a success worldwide. # 10YearsChallenge has shown the changes in people's appearance over the past ten years and the joke has turned into fever between anonymous and famous. In addition, the new international courier service, free consultation with a CPF at Serasa and Orkut's 15th anniversary were highlighted. Check out the top ten most read software-related topics on TechTudo in January.
Amazon in Brazil: Questions and Answers
1. Amazon arrives in Brazil
Amazon has announced the start of direct sales in Brazil. Since last day 22, Brazilian consumers can buy products sold and delivered by the company itself until then, the service functioned as a market place, where partner stores advertised their products within the site. With the arrival of the service in Brazil, 15 new categories of goods began to be offered by the platform, accounting for 120,000 new items in stock, including toys, baby products, beauty and personal care. A new distribution center in So Paulo will also be able to expedite deliveries, which in some cases may only be two days.
Orkut would be 15 in 2019 Photo: Barbara Mannara / TechTudo
In January, Orkut completed 15 years of creation. Even though it was discontinued in 2014, the service is still present in the memory of Brazilians. To celebrate the nostalgic date, a list gathered some curiosities about the social network of Google. Among the polemics are the difficulty in retrieving the photos published on the defunct site, and the rivalry between Brazil and the United States after the Brazilian platform invasion. Some common habits among users were also remembered in hindsight, such as the scramble for top comments, scraping and famous communities.
3. Chrome Rival Has Innovative Features
Vivaldi Browser was developed by Opera's creator. Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo
The number of Vivaldi browser users is growing, and some unique features may be the motivation. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac, the browser lets you customize your desktop, has an open tab organizer, and even provides a free email and blog account for users who create an account on the service. On the other hand, like Google Chrome, it has high RAM consumption and can be very demanding on the PC.
4. Consultation with Serasa de grace
Apps check for free if CPF is clean on SPC and Serasa Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
The Serasa Consumidor website allows you to consult a free social security number to find out if the user has active debts and has a negative name, which can make it difficult to release credit and financing in financial institutions. To make the consultation, simply have the full name, social security number and date of birth.
10 Years Challenge Challenge brought fashion on Instagram Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudo
Instagram was taken over by challenge # 10YearsChallenge in January. The joke, which can be translated as a 10-year-old Challenge, consists of publishing a montage with a photo of you in 2009 alongside a current one, showing the change in appearance over time. The challenge was launched abroad, becoming fever between famous and animos, and soon arrived in Brazil. Celebrities like Viola Davis, Madonna, Fbio Porchat, Thiaguinho and Isis Valverde published their montages and influenced the Brazilians to participate as well. Today, Instagram accumulates over 3 million publications with the tag.
Compulsory insurance or DPVAT (Personal Injury Caused by Ground Motor Vehicles), charged annually to the first installment of the IPVA, and offers reimbursement of medical expenses in traffic accidents, in addition to guaranteeing compensation in the event of death or permanent disability. A TechTudo tutorial taught how to refer to the DPVAT payment guide through the Seguradora Lder website, which is responsible for managing payments. In the matter, it is also possible to see the table with the amounts payable, according to the type of vehicle.
7. Internet Privacy and Security
A list has put together seven things you should never post on the Internet, to ensure information security and privacy, avoiding exposing data to malicious people. It is not recommended to publish, for example, photos of event tickets, credit cards, children in school uniforms or boarding passes on area trips. Even your desk can contain important documents and sensitive information, which should not be shared on social networks.
Experts do not recommend posting credit card photos to the Internet Photo: Divulgao / Pound5
8. Data theft saves millions of emails
An archive of more than 773 million passwords and emails was discovered under criminal possession last month, one of the biggest digital data thefts in history. According to cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt, the archive contains about 21 million unique codes and a billion email and password combinations. Some of this information had previously been stolen by hackers, but 140 million leaked addresses were now listed. You can check if you have been affected through Have I Been Pwned.
9. Maintaining Privacy on Instagram
Instagram has its own resources to ensure the privacy of posts Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
A few simple actions can ensure privacy on Instagram by hiding your posts from unwanted people. In addition to leaving your profile private, actions such as unlinking your Facebook profile, creating a Dix profile, or a list of best friends can help to display information only to who you want. Instagram itself also gives you options to control the display of your posts, making it possible to hide Stories from unwanted people, disable Online status and block profiles and comments.
10. New Post Office Import Service
New service "Buy Out", the Post, facilitates purchases on foreign sites Photo: Divulgao / Correios
Already in late January, the Post Office launched the service Buy Out, a solution to facilitate purchases on foreign sites legally. The feature allows you to use an address from another country (for now, only the United States is available) to legally purchase products that do not have shipping to Brazil. By using the foreign address to buy online, the Post Office receives your order in the warehouse and forward to Brazil, after the payment of international freight and taxes. The novelty allows you to know the exact cost of shipping and taxes before the order arrives in the country, as well as enabling payment by credit card.