Justice orders operators to block WhatsApp for 48 hours [atualizado 4x]

News involving a possible blockade of the Whatsapp in Brazil they are not new.

Last February, a judge from Piau ordered the suspension of the service in Brazil (supposedly because of pedophilia images / videos traffic), but a judge overturned the decision claiming it was unreasonable (the suspension of the service affects thousands of people , in favor of a local investigation).

Today, however, according to the Folha de S.Paulo, cell phone operators received a court order to block WhatsApp from operating nationwide for 48 hours. SindiTelebrasil (National Union of Telephone Companies and Mobile and Personal Mobile Services) stated that the operators will comply with the judicial order, which will take effect as of 12:00 am on Thursday (17/12).

Also according to the newspaper, the measure was imposed under penalty of a fine by Justia de So Paulo through a precautionary measure, but everything is still kept confidential.

It is worth noting that operators only have the means to block the use of WhatsApp on their networks, after all, they have no control over what the user does when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

We will see how this story unfolds

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(tip from Robson Fernandes)

Update · 12/16/2015 at 20:55

According to the WhatsApp blocking order, both mobile internet service providers (Claro, Oi, Vivo, TIM and Nextel) and fixed (NET, GVT, Live TIM, etc.) must suspend access to the application they have to do with investigations of “criminal faces”.

Update II · 12/16/2015 s 23:17

And look at the effect of the blockade

Another one that is also connected at the moment in Brazil is Wire, see:

Wire message for WhatsApp users

WhatsApp blocked? Talk and talk normally with Wire!

Who would say

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Wire • Secure Messenger app icon

Wire • Secure Messenger app icon

Update III · 12/16/2015 s 23:27

It's even hard to keep up with Telegram numbers!

Update IV, by Rafael Fischmann · 12/17/2015 s 00:20

And, in fact, WhatsApp is already inaccessible via most Brazilian internet providers.