Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

A screen shot of the popular WhatsApp smartphone application is seen after a court in Brazil ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the application for two days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 17, 2015. The unprecedented 48-hour blockage was to implement a Sao Paulo state court order and was to take effect at 0200 GMT Thursday, although it was not immediately clear if service providers would acquiesce to the order.The court said WhatsApp had been asked several times to cooperate in a criminal investigation, but had repeatedly failed to comply. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
A screen shot of the popular WhatsApp smartphone application is seen after a court in Brazil ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the application for two days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 17, 2015. The unprecedented 48-hour blockage was to implement a Sao Paulo state court order and was to take effect at 0200 GMT Thursday, although it was not immediately clear if service providers would acquiesce to the order.The court said WhatsApp had been asked several times to cooperate in a criminal investigation, but had repeatedly failed to comply. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

    JUST WATCHED

    El bloqueo de Brasil a Whatsapp

MUST WATCH

El bloqueo de Brasil a Whatsapp

Samuel Burke explica por qué el gobierno brasileño tomó la decisión de pedirle a los operadores en el país que bloquearan la aplicación. El servicio ya ha sido restablecido.

El bloqueo de Brasil a Whatsapp

Samuel Burke explica por qué el gobierno brasileño tomó la decisión de pedirle a los operadores en el país que bloquearan la aplicación. El servicio ya ha sido restablecido.