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By Kristen Nozell, Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Computer scientists, academics, and other technology professionals flocked to Rio last week for the 19th annual WWW2013 conference at the Windsor Barra Conference Center in Barra da Tijuca. The WWW...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Telecoms giant Oi launched its high-speed 4G mobile internet service in Rio on Thursday, becoming the city’s second operator to offer the service. Rival operator Claro launched its 4G...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled plans for legislation to improve the quality of products and customer services offered in Brazil, affording shoppers greater protection and more rights. The proposed Plano Nacional de...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Plano Nacional de Banda Larga (PNBL), the National Broadband Plan, was launched a year ago to provide millions of people in cities throughout Brazil with a 1Mb internet...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From November 1, 2012, Brazilian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling fixed or mobile broadband must provide at least twenty percent of the speed they advertise, according to new rules...

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