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Brazilian judge turns off 100 million Whatsapp users

Update: We’ve received a report that the ban has now been lifted, on the completion of the 72 hour block. Looks lie we were a little slow on this story guys. Apologies. Thanks to Tweakers (via Josh Jacobs) for the tip. Original Story: 100 million WhatsApp users in Brazil will …

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High Court rules Snooper’s Charter unlawful

Theresa May will need to go back to the drawing board is she wants to try and force through the controversial Communications Draft Bill, otherwise known as the Snooper’s Charter, as a High Court judge has ruled it unlawful in its current guise. The piece of legislation was said to …

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Kim Dotcom wants to reclaim HK assets

Back in early January 2012, when Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested after a raid on his home, his website shut down and his cars seized, the authorities also went after his liquid assets held in other countries. In Hong Kong for example, over $42 million (£27 million) of his money …

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Italy lifts ban on many ‘pirate’ sites

Last year Italy dropped the ban hammer on a bunch of different sites, claiming they were heavily involved in media piracy. Some of these were file lockers like Mega, while others were webmail clients like Mail.ru. Since then however, the site owners have been appealing the decision and now after nearly a …

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