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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,...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - During the opening ceremony and first game of the World Cup in São Paulo June 12th, more than 135,000 calls were made and more than one million pieces of data sent...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff approved last Wednesday a landmark Internet Bill of Rights that guarantees privacy and freedom of speech for users in the country one day after the Senate...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union (EU) and Brazil have agreed to lay an undersea communications cable across the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon in Portugal to Fortaleza in Brazil in a step to...
By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Considered one of Brazil’s largest Internet culture events, the youPIX Festival has arrived in Rio de Janeiro this weekend, with events set for yesterday, October 18th and today, October 19th...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Using a neighbor’s Wi-Fi is the gateway for 7.1 million Brazilians to surf the web, according to a survey released yesterday by the research institute, Data Popular. Out of the 2,000...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, was summoned on Monday to a meeting with Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo over allegations that the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) monitored millions...
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