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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Attempts by Brazil’s soccer star Neymar, to defend himself against rape allegations, may be backfiring. The Paris Saint-Germain player tried to defend himself by releasing a seven-minute Instagram video with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The percentage of households in Brazil that used the Internet rose from 69.3 percent to 74.9 percent, from 2016 to 2017, according the Brazilian Statistics Institute (IBGE). A survey...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the official start of election campaigns, the upcoming Brazilian general elections in October is already being seen as the election where voters will weigh their decision more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Facebook announced earlier this week, Wednesday, that after ‘a rigorous investigation’, it was removing those profiles and pages in an effort to reduce misinformation before the October general elections...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heralded as one of the largest anti-pedophile raids ever executed in the country, Brazilian authorities confiscated more than a million computer files, issued 579 warrants, and arrested 251 people...
Opinion, by Reut ShukerRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO 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...

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