Mastercard drops financial blockade of Wikileaks

Visa and PayPal are still blocking payments, but this seems like reasonably big news. What matters isn’t just whether or not Wikileaks supporters can donate to Wikileaks, but the precedent such a blockade creates: can the US compel financial service providers to deny service when the recipient is a pro-transparency entity they don’t like? (thanks,… READ THE REST

DSL Reports says Visa and Mastercard have now been pressured into blocking VPNs. So I’d say the answer is “yes”, the US can compel service providers to deny service when the industries that control congress don’t like the services provided

So, if I donate via Mastercard, I’m assuming that will be on my record, and can now be used against me later? As suspicious anti-American activity?

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