19 08 19

first_imgRelated posts:Brazil’s ban on WhatsApp is lifted less than 24 hours after it began Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdown Brazilian police detain Facebook executive on court order SAO PAULO,Brazil — Millions of Brazilians woke up shocked and cranky Thursday after the popular WhatsApp smartphone messaging application was shut down for two days on a judge’s order.The service is wildly popular in Brazil because it is free, and millions in South America’s largest country are poor.The measure, which is to last until midnight Friday, was roundly denounced by parent company Facebook. It was ordered by a judge after WhatsApp failed to disclose information requested by prosecutors as part of a criminal investigation.Authorities say they cannot disclose details of that probe because it is an ongoing case.WhatsApp is causing headaches for Brazil‘s telecoms companies because it offers a free alternative to the country’s high cell phone rates, especially for youths and the poor.Brazilian service providers received the judge’s order and have no choice but to comply with it, Eduardo Levy, chairman of Brazil‘s association of cellphone service providers, told the G1 website Thursday morning.But at least one of the four major providers has appealed the order, arguing that the suspension affected millions of people out of the blue.“This hurts consumers, and overnight it affected millions of users. There was not even time to issue a statement to customers. They are going to think the problem is with their service provider,” Levy said.The chairman of the state-run National Telecommunications Agency, Joao Rezende, also criticized the suspension, calling it disproportionate.Twitter lit up with messages about the WhatsApp shutdown.Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said “we are working hard to get this block reversed.”“This is a sad day for Brazil,” he said, noting the country’s history of support for 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.”He urged the court to “quickly reverse course” and asked Brazilians to echo that call.Zuckerberg also recommended that users turn to Facebook Messenger in the meantime.A São Paulo state court said WhatsApp had been asked several times to cooperate in the criminal investigation, but had repeatedly failed to comply.Instant messaging service Telegram, backed by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, said it had registered some 1.5 million new users in several hours due to the blockage.“1,500,000 and counting, SMS-Gateways overloading. Hang on, your codes are coming! We’ve got all hands on deck to accommodate the crazy load,” it said on Twitter. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

11 08 19

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires With the Panthers, Sandland played under Arizona head coach Steve Wilks, who was then Carolina’s defensive defensive backs coach and assistant head coach.Last week while attempting to fill in the holes at tight end, the Cardinals signed free agent tight end Bryce Williams to a one-year deal.Arizona lost tight end Troy Niklas, who this offseason signed with the Patriots in free agency.Entering the 2018 season, veteran Jermaine Gresham could remain out a significant period after he tore his Achilles in the 2017 season finale.The Cardinals open mini-camp on Tuesday. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals signed free agent tight end Beau Sandland to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.The 2016 seventh-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers joins a thin tight end unit that includes fourth-year pro Gabe Holmes and second-year pro Ricky Seals-Jones, who recorded 12 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns after going undrafted in 2017.Sandland, 25, has not made an NFL game appearance and spent the first portion of his rookie year on the Panthers’ practice squad. After Carolina waived him in November 2016, the Green Bay Packers added Sandland to their practice squad but he was released from their injured reserved list last August. 14 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Carolina Panthers tight end Beau Sandland (85) in action against the New England Patriots during an NFL game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (Chris Keane/AP Images for Panini) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more