The Ebay release says that PayPal data, which is encrypted, is stored on a separate server that was not compromised. So the “oops” of the day goes to PayPal for posting a notice telling Ebay users to change their passwords before Ebay put out its own announcement. The page apparently said “eBay Inc. To Ask All eBay Users To Change Passwords” but had no information other than the words “place holder text.” It was later taken down, causing even more confusion.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday February 25, 2011 7:40 am|
Just hours after it was revealed that PayPal had frozen the account of the Bradley Manning Support Network, a group raising funds for alleged Wikileaker Pfc. Bradley Manning, the payment processing giant backed down after public pressure to restore access to the account.
In just 8 hours, more than 15,000 Firedoglake activists signed a letter to PayPal demanding the company “drop its unreasonable demands of the Bradley Manning Support Network and restore access to the group’s PayPal account.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 24, 2011 9:21 am|
The organization Courage to Resist has had a PayPal account since 2006 to allow supporters to make donations. They claim to have had few issues with PayPal over the years–until recently. Soon after encouraging people to use the online payment service to make donations to help fund the “Stand with Bradley Manning” petition effort, that account was frozen by PayPal.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 19, 2011 6:07 am|
So, Amazon, Visa, and PayPal–was it worth it?
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 8, 2010 6:00 pm|
With the worldwide coordination against Wikileaks, with the US Justice Department seeking prosecution and the State Department cracking down on its funding sources, with Julian Assange in jail and the press savaging Assange and Wikileaks (and inventing ticky-tack reasons to do so) for making them look bad, you just knew there would be a community-based response. And that’s what we saw today.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 28, 2010 8:00 pm|
Why is there a bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee that would allow the Attorney General to block certain Internet domain names from ISPs?