Brazil Released Facebook Vice-President from JailAdded: Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Facebook’s most senior representative in the region was recently arrested for refusing to hand over private details of the company’s users to law enforcement, but then was released from jail in Sao Pãulo. Diego Dzodan left a jail after one night in custody on a warrant issued by a judge, who agreed that he was wrongly detained since he wasn’t named personally in the case.
Previously, another judge in Latin America had issued an arrest warrant accusing Facebook representative of repeatedly failing to comply with a court order to help investigation into drug trafficking and organized crime. The law enforcement agencies explained that investigators have requested content from a WhatsApp messaging group (which was acquired by Facebook 2 years ago) about 4 months ago, but never received a response. As a result, 2 months ago, WhatsApp began to incur a daily fine of $12,700 for every day it failed to comply with the order, which later has risen to $250,000. However, the company never paid these fines either.
The local law enforcement agencies claim that Facebook’s behavior differs from that of Yahoo, Google and local tech firms, which have always cooperated with investigators and provided user information.
The problem with WhatsApp is that it has been rolling out an “end-to-end” encryption system, which means that only the sender and recipient have access to the content of their communications. This is why the company simply has no information requested. By the way, Brazilian authorities also clashed with Facebook late last year, when a judicial order forced local ISPs to block WhatsApp after its refusal to cooperate with a police inquiry.
In the meantime, the Brazilian authorities’ conflict with Facebook has been widely discussed online and was even compared to the FBI’s battle with Apple. In the latter case, the tech giant was also requested to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. However, Apple uses similar encryption system, under which they do not have access to encrypted data. Industry experts believe that the only way Apple could access the data would be a malicious update.
By the way, one can remember how Brazil has cast itself as a defender of online freedom after Edward Snowden’s revelations that the US NSA had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and Brazilian commercial interests.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
|posted by (2016-03-05 18:39:24)|
|The all of above bull shit !! All lies form Apple or whatsapp, whatsapp is never secure nor the apple. They tired to fool people to use it and claiming as it is secure hahaha. The FB buy whatsapp forcefully only to get data details from user mobile phones.. There is no such security or privacy in this world now. all the data you have digitize is not secure until you go to 70's and post it letters. ALL the smartphones are not secure they only track every user data and information even you don't want to.|
|Disinformation Age. If a government or corporation is releasing statements those statements are generally falsities based on truth. We are totally sheep citizens baaaaahhh please let me pay taxes and buy your products bahhhhhh|
|Healthy paranoia is the best security as if you can imagine it so can the MAN. (:^D)|
|Actually Apples Terms of service does state that any information sent and received (encrypted or not)may be given to the man if it breaches the law in any respect and if the feds request it they will give it,so because it is an encrypted service does not mean said service is infallible or that apple will protect you if they want the info,better off with a Blackphone since they do not have encryption keys ready to pass to the MAN and silent circle gives the highest level of encryption and privacy possible.@2 is right in the case of the San Bernadino matter where the feds and police knew there was no relevant info on the iphone but hacked it anyway on the feds orders knowing it would create a test case which if won would mean an end to due process and court orders for information from encrypted services and another win for Big Brother.||
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