TecMundo 10 years: the 10 most read news in our history

The year 2011 was marked by facts that echo to this day. At that time we lost Steve Jobs’ genius and the Iraq War ended. In addition to all these events, it was in 2011 that the Brazilian Internet TecMundo, more specifically on March 23.

The website, which was created as an expansion of Baixaki, has from the beginning the proposal to gather the best information, analysis and technology news. Since then, the TecMundo it has become a reference in the country and is also one of the most respected vehicles on subjects such as science, series (My Series) and games (Voxel).

To celebrate this decade taking the most “hot” and important events for the public, we have prepared a special with the 10 most read news in these 10 years of TecMundo. See, below, what pumped the most between 2011 and 2021 on our website.

10. Anonymous starts leaking data from Bolsonaro family and ministers

Anonymous, one of the most famous hacking groups in the world, took a bold step in June last year. The association posted personal data (such as CPF and telephone numbers) on the internet of several members of the Bolsonaro family, including the President of the Republic himself.

9. Tool can capture and track WhatsApp conversations

Worldwide fever at the beginning of the last decade, WhatsApp generated fascination in many people. The attention caused by the application also made us look for ways to circumvent it, which a hacker ended up achieving (not for long).

8. HAARP: the US military project that could be a geophysical weapon

One of the most popular conspiracy theories of 2016 had the United States government’s HAARP project as the main target. Dozens of texts circulated on the internet that suggested that the study could be a great geophysical weapon of the Americans.

7. Decrypted: hacker reveals page written by young man who disappeared in Acre

In March 2017, a mystery took over the headlines from all over Brazil: where had Bruno Borges gone? The young student left hundreds of encrypted messages in his room, talking about mystical knowledge he had acquired from reading. Part of the riddle was resolved when a hacker decrypted what Bruno had left behind.

6. Samsung throws in the towel: hang up now and stop using the Galaxy Note 7

In October 2016, Samsung simply gave up on the Galaxy Note 7. The company issued a statement asking all smartphone users, as well as operators and retailers, to exchange the device for “safe units”. The decision was made after several cell phones simply caught fire.

5. Google Maps now with 3D maps

A Google Maps tool that became common in many people’s daily lives was launched back there. Previously, the program showed only a satellite aerial view of the streets and avenues of cities around the world. In what represented one of the main revolutions, Maps gained maps in 3D, showing images of houses, buildings and monuments.

4. Emergency Aid may have new installments paid in 2021

In 2020, the adoption of Emergency Aid was one of the measures to minimize the impact of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. A new phase of the income distribution program ended up being necessary after the crisis worsened in 2021.

3. YouTube makes 400 entire films available for free

From a site with music videos, interviews and videos from major content producers, YouTube has evolved to be a platform for feature films as well. In 2010, the tool made no less than 400 complete films available for free to the public.

2. How many can die from the coronavirus in Brazil? Scientists respond!

The coronavirus pandemic, which started in 2020, is the worst health crisis the world has lived in 100 years. Since the beginning of the health problem, scientists have come together to try to provide reliable answers. A group of these researchers even made a model to answer how many people could die in Brazil as a result of Covid-19.

1. See if your CPF is among the 223 million leaked this week

In January of this year, Brazil began to deal with practically weekly news about leaks. Databases of various companies and even public institutions were left with loopholes so that CPFs, phone numbers, e-mails and tax information of living and dead Brazilians would be unprotected. To try to get around the problem, programmers launched platforms to help people, such as FuiVazado !, which ended up being taken down by the courts a few days later.

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