Feb 24, 2012

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....

Bernard Keane ā€” Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

This article has been updated – see below.

A controversial media outlet headed by a high-profile Australian is alleged to have obtained highly sensitive government information ā€“ information that may cost lives ā€“ via computer. The outlet is believed to have obtained a range of personal and governmental data with the potential to embarrass some of the most powerful people in the world. It is alleged to have engaged in systematic criminal activity in pursuit of information.

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10 thoughts on “Mastercard to continue WikiLeaks blockade — but won’t touch Murdoch

  1. Thinkandspeak12

    Love your work Bernard.

  2. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    All hail Rupert, our lord and saviour, destroying monarchies, celebrities and political parties with a stroke (on his newspapers that is).

  3. zut alors

    The Corporate Club = the Old Boy Network. Similar mentality, similar absence of self-appraisal.

  4. Bill Hilliger

    At least Sky News part of Ruperts empire was kept away from tendering for the Australian Overseas Broadcasting network. Well done Stephen Conroy. Some people say an organisation associated Rupert might not pass a probity check,

  5. Owen Gary

    International “Banksters” must protect their business interests & giving public information on their business ties isn’t in their interest!!

  6. Queensberry Rules

    I am sure Keane knew what the response would be to his enquiry with Visa and Master Card, but for the record he had to go through the process.

    When it comes to the “International Banksters” and their condutes, Main Stream Media, Education, Science, Health and even Govts etc etc, they are pulling all strings to create a global artificial reality.

    “row row row your boat gently down the stream, merrilly merrilly merrlly merrilly life is but a dream”.

  7. Microseris

    Corporate solidarity against the individual.

  8. Frank Campbell

    Gillard’s instant, unsolicited response to the savage US attacks on Assange was to condemn him. Hardly a mention of this betrayal since.

    But Gillard’s repressive reflex revealed the real Julia (not the other Real Julias, confections of her “In the Thick of It” advisors trying to Canute the tide of voter dismay).

    The real Julia is instinctively Rightwing and genuinely obtuse. It’s the Arbib Principle- a lifetime of factional cunning is no preparation for statecraft. Or anything really.

    Everything she touches turns to Abbott.

  9. Schnappi

    The coalition with abbott and his hasbeens have not supported assange either.

  10. Michael de Angelos

    Good piece BK.

    And don’t forget all these credit card providers have all allowed child pornographers to use their services to access their product,. They are never called to account.

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