Brazil court lifts suspension of Facebook’s WhatsApp service

Jeb Blount, Marcelo Teixeira – Reuters, 12/17/2015

A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered the lifting of a 48-hour suspension of the services in Brazil of Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp phone-messaging application, overturning an order from a lower court.

The ban, which went into effect at midnight Wednesday, lasted about 12 hours until an appeals court judge overturned it.

The interruption of WhatsApp’s text message and Internet telephone service caused outrage in Latin America’s largest country, where the company estimates it has 100 million personal users, and led to angry exchanges on the floor of Congress.

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