Russian Hacking Mystery Solved

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When Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election, it could make up fake names and biographical details, but it needed photos, too. Now a salesman in Brazil has stepped forward to say that his own family photos were stolen to invent the profile of “Melvin Redick,” one of many American impostors created More...

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On August 21, 2017
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A Girl’s Dream of Outer Space

Eleven-year-old Anna Paulla Kelly Moura is sure that one day someone from her neighborhood will go into space. “One day,” she says. Anna Paulla lives in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro. Given More...

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On July 11, 2017
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App Tracks Rio Gun Battles

Gun violence is on the rise in Rio de Janeiro, with the sound of firefights echoing daily across Brazil’s seaside city as drug gangs battle each other and battle police officers patrolling the favelas. Rio More...

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On July 28, 2016
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Brazilian Start-ups Competition

With the world economy in turmoil, both investors and university students are currently assessing the best route for success. Economies once considered rock solid are showing signs of cracking, such as the slowdown More...

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On May 18, 2016
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A Reply is Waiting for You

Selfies and Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and Snapchat and WhatsApp fit perfectly in Brazil. This is a country steeped in the oral tradition, where people view vanity in a positive light, and there is less More...

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On April 4, 2016
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Brazil’s First Smart City

Three Israeli companies won an international competition to help create a new Smart City in Brazil. The announcement was made by the Brazilian Israelite Confederation. In most cases, Smart technology is adapted More...

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On March 8, 2016
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Computer Servers Under Water

Taking a page from a science fiction story, researchers at Microsoft believe the future of data centers may be under the sea. Microsoft has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds More...

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On August 31, 2015
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Brazilian Company Improves Milk

Thanks to advancements made by a Brazilian agribusiness company, it will now be possible to keep fresh milk in the fridge for over two weeks before it goes bad, doubling milk’s usual refrigerator life of about More...

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On August 5, 2015
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Free Computers for the Retired in Uruguay

Brazil’s neighbor, Uruguay, has formulated a unique plan to bring retired citizens into the world of computers. Because the digital revolution only arrived in the past few years in Latin America, retirees More...

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On July 15, 2015
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Technology Fights Dengue Fever

Millions of modified mosquitoes have been intentionally released in the city of Piracicaba in São Paulo state in the battle against dengue fever. The genetically modified mosquitoes are all male, and when they More...