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Coronavirus Map

The number of new coronavirus cases is rising faster than ever

June 8th, 2020

The map of the coronavirus spread shows that transmission is worsening globally, even though regions in Europe and the US have started reopening their economies after “flattening the curve.” More than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases around the world have been registered nearly every day since May 21st. The Americas account for most cases, with Brazil …

Coronavirus Stats

Brazil is hiding its coronavirus figures

June 8th, 2020

Brazil’s coronavirus stats can no longer be trusted, as the country moved to hide its total number of COVID-19 cases. President Jair Bolsonaro defended the decision not to show the cumulative COVID-19 caseload for the country, saying it doesn’t reflect “the moment the country is in.” Brazil has the world’s second-largest coronavirus caseload at the …

Hack Proof Smartphone

A truly hack-proof smartphone may finally be unveiled next week

February 25th, 2015

About 18 months ago, reports indicating that the NSA spied on the private communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff began to surface. Now comes word via Bloomberg that Brazil is working hard to develop a phone that it hopes will effectively be impossible to breach.

Brazilian Foxconn workers threaten strike over working conditions

April 27th, 2012

Factory workers at one of Foxconn’s Brazilian plants are complaining of overcrowded buses, poor food and a lack of water. Unless the issues are resolved by May 3, they are planning to strike, Tech Guru reported on Thursday. Workers reportedly met last Monday to voice their concerns and have given the company 10 days to address …

Foxconn to build five new Brazilian factories for future Apple products

January 31st, 2012

Foxconn plans to build five additional factories in Brazil to produce liquid crystal displays for future Apple products. The plan was announced by the Secretary of Planning and Development for the State of São Paulo, Julio Semeghini, and reported by Brazilian news outlet, Folha. The five factories are in addition to the one already believed …

Nokia announces sale of its 1.5 billionth S40 handset

January 25th, 2012

Nokia announced on Wednesday that it has officially sold its 1.5 billionth S40-powered cell phone since the first S40 device — the Nokia 7110 — was released in 1999. A 21-year old Brazilian woman made the historic purchase in São Paulo, the company said, noting that the woman purchased a Nokia Asha 303 from a Magazine Luiza …