Technology Fights Crime

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Two years ago, when entrepreneur Federico Vega launched a startup offering Uberlike services for the freight industry, the trucking business in Brazil was in the midst of a wave of cargo theft. Across Brazil, but especially in Rio de Janeiro, crime was soaring, as is typical in a recession, with armed gangs robbing one truck every 50 minutes in Rio. While More...

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On March 22, 2018
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Brazil Enters Space Industry

US companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcântara space center in the state of Maranhão opens as a commercial More...

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On October 1, 2017
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Free Training from Facebook

This week Facebook launched its first innovation center in the world. Based in São Paulo, Facebook’s center, known as Estação Hack, was created with the mission of fostering local talent by providing free More...

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On September 22, 2017
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Russian Hacking Mystery Solved

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 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...