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Smartphone app to give earthquake warning

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A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Boyfriend Tracker’ app raises stir in Brazil

A woman poses for a photo using her smart phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. News reports say Google has removed a Brazilian Android application called "Rastreador de Namorados," or "Boyfriend Tracker" in Portuguese, from its Google Play app store, citing privacy concerns. The app, created by a 24-year-old software developer from Sao Paulo, allows users to track the location and text traffic of their unsuspecting partners. AP

Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the US National Security Agency’s overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up in Washington’s top secret surveillance program.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brazil sues Samsung over poor working conditions

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Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Samsung alleging poor working conditions at a factory in the Amazon and is demanding more than $100 million in damages, the government said Tuesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Filipino youth used Google Translate at World Youth Day—CBCP

Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana beach before the arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP FILE PHOTO

Thank you, Google Translate Unfamiliar with the local language, around 400 Filipino youth delegates to the recent World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil resorted to Google Translate, hand gestures, and charades to get their message across to the locals, a Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Tuesday.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Snowden happy about debate he started—reporter

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US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is happy about the debate he ignited with his revelations about Washington’s worldwide electronic espionage activities, reporter Glenn Greenwald said Wednesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple loses rights to iPhone trademark in Brazil

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Regulators in Brazil on Wednesday rejected Apple’s application to register its iPhone trademark in the country, having already recognized a local manufacturer’s claim to the name

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Brazil company sells cellphones with iPhone name

In this image provided by Gradient S.A., is seen the company's smartphone with the iPhone brand. A Brazilian consumer electronics manufacturer has begun selling smartphones with the iPhone brand, a trademark it has the right to use in Latin America's biggest country. Gradiente SA says in a statement that in 2008 the government gave it the right to use the brand on its cellphones and the "exclusive rights to produce and sell them in Brazil." AP Photo/Gradient S.A.

It’s not your Apple’s iPhone. A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones in Brazil with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America’s biggest country. Adding insult to Apple Inc.’s injury, the phone runs on the Android operating system from archrival Google Inc.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google Brazil chief arrested over YouTube video

In this November 22, 2011 photo, Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho poses for a portrait in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Google Inc.'s head of operations in Brazil was detained by the country's federal police Wednesday, September 26, 2012 after the company failed to heed a judge's order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law. The detention came as another court ordered YouTube to remove clips of an anti-Islam film that has been blamed for deadly protests by Muslims around the globe, both joining a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against Google's video-sharing website in Brazil. AP/Carol Carquejeiro, Agencia O Globo

Police announced Wednesday the arrest of the head of Google Brazil over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that allegedly slander a mayoral candidate.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Google Brazil president faces arrest order

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An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil’s president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that “slander” a mayoral candidate, judicial authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Brazil websites suffer third hacking in three days

Internet hackers invaded Brazil’s Institute of Geography and Statistics on Friday, the third straight day Brazilian government websites had been attacked.

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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