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Brazil Prosecutor Freezes $11.7M of Facebook Funds Due to WhatsApp Case

The public federal prosecutor in the Brazilian state of Amazonas said Wednesday the court there froze 38 million reais ($11.7 million) of funds held in Facebook's account for failing to comply with a court order to supply data on users of the company's WhatsApp messaging service who are under criminal investigation. The prosecutor's office said the funds frozen correspond to the fines for failing to comply with court order to turn over data. Facebook representatives were...

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