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Financial giants use McClelland statements to blockade WikiLeaks

The companies strangling WikiLeaks are partly relying on the Australian government’s discredited claims about the illegality of WikiLeaks’ publication of diplomatic cables.

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Mastercard to continue WikiLeaks blockade — but won’t touch Murdoch

Mastercard this week confirmed it would be maintaining its blockade of WikiLeaks, but no word on that company actually charged with hacking, News International….

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The humble credit card is now a political tool

WikiLeaks has been so dependent on the business model built up during the commercialisation of the web — that all one needs to do is get people people to hit the “confirm payment” button — that the withdrawal of such became a political tool.

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The slow financial strangulation of WikiLeaks

The slow financial strangulation of WikiLeaks by the major credit card institutions Mastercard, Visa and online payment giant PayPal, has certainly harmed the whistleblower organisation’s capacity to embarrass the world’s governments.

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Funding illegal Israeli settlements?
Priceless.

Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have all blacklisted Wikileaks, but they enable donations to West Bank settlements that breach both international and in some cases Israeli law - and worse.

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Latest must-have iPhone app: ATM locator

ATM Hunter — built by MasterCard for iPhones — is nothing revolutionary, but damn if it won’t come in handy.

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