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Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- MasterCard Inc., the world’s second- biggest payments network, and Visa Europe Ltd. are suspending use of their brands by WikiLeaks, which released thousands of secret U.S. military and State Department documents.
MasterCard and London-based Visa Europe, operator of the largest card network in the European Union, are following EBay Inc. unit PayPal, which recently cut access to WikiLeaks for violating the online payment processor’s acceptable use policy.
A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and to quarantine more than one billion of the bills in huge vaults in Fort Worth, Texas and Washington, DC, CNBC has learned.
Initially scheduled for release in February of 2011, the new bills were announced with great fanfare by officials at the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve in April.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
The way to stop this is to but a charity in front of them. So that the charity, with several destinations for money, can accept monies for, and provide it to wikileaks indirectly
The co-founder of torrent site Pirate Bay and fellow champion of free information recently reminded his Twitter followers that they could still donate money to WikiLeaks through his micro-donation site, known as Flattr.
Flattr also needs to be careful that it doesn’t too widely promote its financial support of WikiLeaks, beyond Sunde’s Tweet earlier this week. There’s always the risk that PayPal, which is not shy of shutting down users’ accounts when it sees a red flag, could do the same to Flattr.