WhatsApp will be blocked by courts in Brazil for 48 hours

A Brazilian court has issued a block on the massively-popular messenger service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. This temporary block will remain in place for 48 hours starting this evening. This move will only affect those in the country, and stems from a injunction put forward by an unknown party. Facebook was provided with notification to get in touch with the courts, but reportedly failed to do so and thus has been ordered to close WhatsApp for the stated duration.

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