Visa Shuts Down DataCell’s Donation Processing for WikiLeaks Again

By: Friday July 8, 2011 5:35 am

Well, I guess this will add to the evidence that Visa is refusing to accept donations from DataCell because it works with WikiLeaks. For a few hours on Thursday, credit card donations once again flowed to WikiLeaks through a payment gateway at Icelandic hosting company DataCell. Then Visa shut it down again. DataCell CEO Andreas [...]

Credit Card Companies Forestall Legal Trouble by Allowing Donations via DataCell

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 11:36 am

Remember that suit Wikileaks’ hosting company, DataCell was about to file? Today was the day they were planning to do so. And surprise surprise, Visa and MasterCard have suddenly decided to start processing payments from DataCell again. Late last week, WikiLeaks and DataCell gave me a copy of a legal complaint the group had planned [...]

The WikiLeaks Suit against Visa and MasterCard

By: Sunday July 3, 2011 7:07 am

You may have heard that WikiLeaks is suing Visa and MasterCard for refusing to process donations to it. That’s not actually the case. Forbes has gotten a copy of the complaint, and as it lays out, an Icelandic company called DataCell is suing, and it’s suing in Europe, not the US. DataCell is basically a [...]

Visa: WikiLeaks Guilty until Proven (Twice) Innocent

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 10:30 am

The AP reports that a Swedish company Visa Europe hired to study whether WikiLeaks was breaking the law or Visa’s own rules has “found no proof the group’s fundraising arm is breaking the law in its home base of Iceland.” But, the AP goes on, Visa will not accept WikiLeaks donations until it completes its [...]

So, Amazon, Visa, PayPal, Was It Worth Accepting Government Lies?

By: Tuesday January 18, 2011 2:00 pm

Mark Hosenball reports that aside from some pockets of short-term damage, the impact of the Wikileaks leak of diplomatic cables has been embarrassing, but not damaging. Internal U.S. government reviews have determined that a mass leak of diplomatic cables caused only limited damage to U.S. interests abroad, despite the Obama administration’s public statements to the [...]

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