Will PayPal and Visa ensure that payments cannot be made or accepted to such sites?
Come on guys and gals: you can't fool us anymore, we've seen your handy work, and it's almost impressive.
Meanwhile, several days ago, the shrill Sarah Palin demanded to know why Julian Assange hasn't been pursued with the same vigor as Osama bin Laden.
(I'll pause here for three seconds while you contemplate that analogy.)
Now that I've stopped being entirely hysterical about this whole thing, I've realized that was Palin's mangled way of expressing full support for Assange's continued well being and unadulterated freedom. Nice one Sarah!
Had not read this earlier - YEAH!
Excellent outcome achieved by global - and some key local - hackers. Very nice!
The organisation facilitating Visa and Mastercard payments to WikiLeaks, DataCell ehf, said in a statement that it was taking ‘‘immediate legal actions to make donations possible again’’.
‘‘We strongly believe a world class company such as Visa should not get involved by politics and just simply do their business where they are good at. Transferring money,’’ chief executive Andreas Fink wrote.
‘‘They have no problem transferring money for other businesses such as gambling sites, pornography services and the like so why a donation to a Website which is holding up for human rights should be morally any worse than that is outside of my understanding.’’ [Yes, exactly! Why did it take you so long to figure it out?]