The month of January marked the arrival of Amazon to Brazil. Before functioning only as a market place for retailers to sell their products, the platform expanded the operation in the Brazilian territory, selling goods directly to the final consumer, with the right to fast delivery in just two days. The subject caught the attention of dnetc readers and the article ranks first among the highlights of the Softwares editor.
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Also last month, Instagram was the scene of a challenge that became successful worldwide. # 10YearsChallenge showed the changes in people’s appearance in the last ten years and the game became a fever among anonymous and famous people. In addition to these, the new international postal delivery service, the free consultation to a CPF at Serasa and the 15th anniversary of Orkut were highlighted. Check out the ten most read software related articles on dnetc in January.
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1. Amazon arrives in Brazil
Amazon announced the start of direct sales in Brazil. Since the 22nd, Brazilian consumers have been able to buy products sold and delivered by the company itself – until then, the service functioned as a market place, where partner stores advertised their products on the website. With the arrival of the service in Brazil, 15 new categories of goods started to be offered by the platform, counting 120 thousand new items in stock, including toys, baby products, beauty and personal care. A new distribution center in São Paulo will also be able to speed up deliveries, which, in some cases, can be as long as two days.
Orkut would turn 15 in 2019 – Photo: Barbara Mannara / dnetc
In the month of 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 Google’s social network. Among the controversies are the difficulty in recovering the photos published on the extinct website, and the rivalry between Brazil and the United States after the Brazilian “invasion” of the platform. Some common habits among users were also mentioned in the retrospective, such as the fight for the top of the comments, the sending of scraps and the famous communities.
3. Chrome rival has innovative functions
Vivaldi Browser was developed by the creator of Opera – Photo: Raquel Freire / dnetc
The number of users of the Vivaldi browser is growing, and some exclusive features can be the motivation. Available for Windows, Linux and Mac, the browser allows you to customize the 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 a high consumption of RAM and can be very demanding on the PC.
4. Consult Serasa for free
Applications consult for free if CPF is clean at SPC and Serasa – Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / dnetc
The Serasa Consumidor website allows you to consult a CPF for free, to find out if the user has active debts and has a negative name, which can make it difficult to release credits and financing in financial institutions. To make the consultation, just have in hand the full name, CPF number and date of birth.
10 Years Challenge turned fashion on Instagram – Photo: Eduardo Manhães / dnetc
Instagram was taken over by the # 10YearsChallenge challenge in January. The joke, which can be translated as “Desafio dos 10 anos”, consists of publishing a montage with a photo of you in 2009 alongside a current one, showing the change of appearance over time. The challenge was launched abroad, becoming a fever among famous and anonymous people, and soon arrived in Brazil. Celebrities like Viola Davis, Madonna, Fábio Porchat, Thiaguinho and Isis Valverde published their montages and influenced Brazilians to participate as well. Today, Instagram accumulates more than 3 million publications with the tag.
Mandatory insurance or DPVAT (Personal Damage Caused by Land Motor Vehicles), is charged annually with the first installment of the IPVA, and offers reimbursement of medical expenses in traffic accidents, in addition to guaranteeing indemnities in case of death or permanent disability. A dnetc tutorial taught how to consult the DPVAT payment guide through the website of Seguradora Líder, responsible for administering payments. In the matter, it is also possible to see the table with the amounts payable, according to the type of vehicle.
7. Privacy and security on the Internet
A list has put together seven things you should never post on the Internet, to ensure information security and privacy, and to avoid 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 air travel. Even your desk can contain important documents and sensitive information, which should not be shared on social media.
Experts do not recommend publishing credit card photos on the Internet – Photo: Disclosure / Pound5
8. Data theft exposes millions of emails
A file containing more than 773 million passwords and e-mails was discovered by criminals last month, at the time, 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 combinations of emails and passwords. Some of that information had been stolen by hackers before, but 140 million leaked addresses were now unpublished. You can check if you have been affected by Have I Been Pwned.
9. Maintaining privacy on Instagram
Instagram has its own resources to ensure posts privacy – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Some simple actions can guarantee privacy on Instagram, hiding your posts from unwanted people. In addition to leaving the profile private, actions such as unlinking the Facebook profile, creating a Dix profile or a list of best friends can help display information only to those you want. Instagram itself also provides control options for displaying 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 «Compra Fora», by Correios, facilitates purchases on foreign websites – Photo: Disclosure / Correios
At the end of January, Correios launched the service “Compra Fora”, a solution to facilitate purchases on foreign websites 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. When using the foreign address when purchasing online, the Post Office receives your order at the warehouse and sends it 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, in addition to allowing payment by credit card.