The WhatsApp messaging app resumed in Brazil after the Supreme Court overturned a suspension of the service that lasted less than a day and affected more than 100 million users.
The Supreme Court has reversed the order, a WhatsApp spokesperson told VentureBeat.Today s blocking of WhatsApp had been ordered by Judge Daniela Barbosa Assunção de Souza in the state of Rio de Janeiro for failing to help a criminal investigation.
It s the third time in less than a year that Brazil s phone carriers have been prohibited from carrying WhatApp communications.Earlier today, WhatsApp had issued the following public statement: In recent months, people from all across Brazil have rejected judicial blocks of services like WhatsApp.
Indiscriminate steps like these threaten people s ability to communicate, to run their businesses, and to live their lives.
As we ve said in the past, we cannot share information we don t have access to.
We hope to see this block lifted as soon as possible.