Welcome WhatsApp: Brazil Judge Lifts Temporary Ban on Messaging Service

Actually, we have to thank everybody in Brazil for giving the full support in getting WhatsApp back online, and why that? It is the victory of Brazilian people, and glad that your voices were heard loud and clear by people who represent them. Finally, a two-day ban on WahtsApp lasted only half a day in Brazil. This is how it happened?

After a temorary ban on Facebook’s WhatsApp was imposed throughout Brazil at the stroke of midnight, Thursday. Where a judge in Sao Paulo cleared the block, announcing “it does not seem reasonable that millions of users are affected,” referring to WhatsApp not cooperating with a criminal investigation, as reported by the Journal. That judge suggested that WhatsApp be fined as an alternative.

This comes after a seperate judge in the country has previously ruled that the messaging service be blocked bringing a halt to upwards of 100 million Brazilian who regularly use the free messaging app. Of course, it even was the most downloaded app of 2014 in Brazil, the world’s fourth-biggest market for smartphones.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was amongst the first to blast the original news about the blocking of WhatsApp, saying that the company is “working hard to get this ban reversed.” He prompted WhatsApp users to utilize Facebook Messenger in the meantime and even posted the following statement on his Facebook page.

Like, “This is a sad day for Brazil. Until today, Brazil has been an ally in creating an open Internet. I am stunned that our efforts to protect people’s data would result in such an extreme decision by a single judge to punish every person in Brazil who uses WhatsApp. We hope the Brazilian courts quickly reverse course.”

After a São Paulo court suddenly suspended the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp., which wasn’t for the first time it happened in Brazil, the move was the largest of its kind by a court and comes as Latin America’s biggest country has been chamioning global moves to keep the internet free and neutral. The greater metropolitan region of São Paulo, said it had twice asked WhatsApp to attend to judicial orders as part of a criminal case, but the messaging service had not complied.

Resulting, the judge subsequently “decided that telephone operators should block the app WhatsApp for a period of 48-hours,” the court said. At last, they lifted the ban of WhatsApp in Brazil. This came hours after a different Brazilian judge ordered to block the messaging service amidst heavy uproar from Facebook and users.

Enjoy and exprience WhatsApp in Brazil. Happy Christmas!

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