4 December 2010

Boycott PayPal and Amazon

Amazon recently went over to the dark side. And now this:

U.S.-based PayPal said in a statement that WikiLeaks, which this week released thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, had violated its policy. A posting on WikiLeaks' Twitter page tells us: "PayPal bans WikiLeaks after US government pressure."

The PayPal site claims, "PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We've notified the account holder of this action."

There are apparently many PayPal alternatives (avoid Amazon payments). I've cancelled my PayPal accounts and my Amazon account and have told Amazon that they will never have my business again.

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