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DNS censorship of WhatsApp in Brazil

Seen by RIPE Atlas probes

% atlas-resolve -r 500 -c BR www.whatsapp.com
[ERROR: NXDOMAIN] : 10 occurrences 
[169.44.82.102 169.44.84.178 184.173.147.38 184.173.147.39 192.155.212.202 192.155.212.203] : 37 occurrences 
Test #3748757 done at 2016-05-03T08:16:19Z

The NXDOMAIN are lies. Compare with a neighbouring country:

% atlas-resolve -r 500 -c AR www.whatsapp.com
[169.44.82.102 169.44.84.178 184.173.147.38 184.173.147.39 192.155.212.202 192.155.212.203] : 27 occurrences 
Test #3748758 done at 2016-05-03T08:18:31Z
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bortzmeyer commented May 3, 2016

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bortzmeyer commented May 4, 2016

Seems over. It did not last.

% atlas-resolve -r 500 -c BR www.whatsapp.com

[169.44.82.102 169.44.84.178 184.173.147.38 184.173.147.39 192.155.212.202 192.155.212.203] : 45 occurrences 
Test #3754788 done at 2016-05-04T12:31:41Z

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bortzmeyer commented May 4, 2016

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