Brazil Banned WhatsApp (Again), Because Encryption
Messaging service WhatsApp claims it never had access to the chat histories it was ordered to hand over to a Brazilian court.By Ben Lawson | May 3, 2016
Brazil is blocking its citizens from using WhatsApp for 72 hours.
A judge ordered the ban, which started Monday, after the popular messaging app didn't turn over encrypted messages related to an investigation into drug trafficking and organized crime.
However, WhatsApp claims the encryption means it can't even access the chats. If this sounds familiar, that's because the app has been banned in the country before.