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Fight over Whatsapp Encryption Between the Company and Brazilian Court Results in Facebook Funds of $6M Being Frozen

After it was reported in regards to the drug case about the fact that the orders which were sent out to the popular messaging services had been defied, it is said that the funds had been blocked by the Brazilian Court. It is said that around $6.07 m or 19.5m reals of the money of Facebook was blocked. This happened after the messaging service Whatsapp did not provided the messages that were needed, this happened even though the access to the user’s messages was something what the company did not have.

Fight over Whatsapp Encryption Between the Company and Brazilian Court Results in  Facebook Funds of $6M Being Frozen

It was stated by the federal police of Brazil that the Facebook owned Whatsapp had defined the orders that was repeatedly sent out in regards to the messages that was received and sent by the members who were said to be suspects in the international smuggling of cocaine. Since January, the investigation has been going on, apart from that as per what the police said that without the data, the links between the confederates who are said to be in Spain, Paraguay, Bolivia or Brazil and those captured recently would be difficult. This was reported by G1 whichis said to be a news site.

The challenge that is being faced by the police presently is the fact that now the messages of Whatsapp is said to have the end to end encryption which means that the pictures and messages which are sent and received by the users is something that company does not have access to. Due to this, even if the company wanted to comply with the order that was sent out, it would not be possible.

Due to the fact that it has been 5 months and after repeated failure that the information was not provided by the company, a judge of the state of Southern Paraná in Brazil had ordered the funds had to be frozen which was owned by Facebook which is the parent company.

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