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Opinion, by Reut Shuker RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent legislation in Brazilian congress will change the Marco Civil da Internet (Lei 12.965/14) and will provide politicians with the power to control content posted about them online. According to the...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro is developing a strategy to boost its presence on the social media. Approved in February this year, the plan aims...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The total taxes paid in the telecommunications sector last year totaled R$64 million, according to the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil). The amount is six percent higher than in 2015, despite...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology (MCIT) for Brazil, Gilberto Kassab, is in Barcelona, Spain this week to participate this in the Mobile World Congress. Along with other members...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After three years we are very pleased to announce a new redesign for The Rio Times online. This is the third complete overhaul of the original web site layout we...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To ensure that the half a million visitors about to land in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games have a positive first impression of the Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio’s Antônio Carlos...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With less than one month before the start of one of the most anticipated international events in the world, last week, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and other officials...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With hundreds of thousands about to descend on the Cidade Maravilhosa for the 2016 Olympic Games, the demand for telecommunications bandwidth will be greatest the city has ever seen. On...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Clashes between taxi drivers and Uber drivers on Thursday night in Brazil’s two largest cities, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, ended with broken windows and damaged automobiles. In São...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Brazilians do not celebrate Thanksgiving, they have adopted a U.S. ritual that occurs the day after: Black Friday. This year, record sales were seen in Brazil’s e-commerce on Friday,...
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