WhatsApp has been blocked across Brazil for the next 72 hours in accordance with a state judge’s order. The service is estimated to have about 100 million users in the country. The ruling came into effect at 1PM ET, with a warning to service providers that failure to comply with the order would invite a fine of $142,000 per day. Today’s blackout comes courtesy of judge Marcel Maia Montalvão, who previously ordered Facebook’s vice president for Latin America to be detained in Sao Paulo because WhatsApp (which the social network owns) repeated failure to comply with judicial demands to hand…

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