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  • VPN providers under attack

    Mastercard and Visa have now started to take action against VPN providers and are refusing them card access.
  • Seven mega-hackers arrested in great bank robbery

    They increased the available balance and withdrawal limits on prepaid MasterCard debit cards issued by Bank of Muscat of Oman, and National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah PSC (RAKBANK) of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Pirates sue banks for discrimination

    Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and numerous financial institutions blocked donations to WikiLeaks and other legal operations since 2010.
  • British Anonymous hackers grilled in court

    A gang of Anonymous hackers boasted there was 'next to zero' chance they would be caught, a UK court was told.
  • European Parliament gets behind the Pirate Party

    At the time the banks referred to vague rules from Visa and MasterCard.
  • Assange plans to sue Aussie PM for defamation

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is under investigation about two women who claim they were sexually assaulted by him, is dragging another one into court claiming that she defamed him.
  • Intel shows off wi-fi digital radio

    IDF 2012 (Zero, Shunya)On the last day of the Intel Developer Forum, the company’s chief technology officer, Justin Rattner, chose to demonstrate a device he dubbed the “Moore’s Law Radio
  • Don’t buy Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, Intel says. Wait for next year

    IDF 2012 (Zero, Shunya)Intel will re-invent computing, senior executive Dadi Perlmutter said as he kicked off the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) at the Mosc One West (MOW) conference centre. Dadi is tipped as the next boss of Intel after Paul Otellini steps down in the HR (human resources) equivalent of shrinking the die.
  • Trademark outfit goes after cyber squitter

    Kenzie was rumbled when a complaint to the Internet Registrar exposed him. He has also been harvesting misspelled e-mails intended for many major corporations without their knowledge or permission including MasterCard, McDonalds, NewsCorp and McAfee.
  • Credit card firms want to stalk you on the web

    A report in the Wall Street Journal said Visa and Mastercard have cunning plans to use what they know about you to push ads at you when you’re online.
  • Wikileaks stops publishing

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that since last December an "arbitrary and unlawful financial blockade" had been imposed by Bank of America, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union and this wiped out more than 95 percent of the outfit's revenue.
  • Google stole our secrets

    LawAccording to Reuters, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, used to work for PayPal and led the launch yesterday of Google's own mobile payment system in partnership with MasterCard, Citigroup and phone company Sprint.
  • Google readies Android NFC for data gathering

    The all encompassing Google, known for its "accidental" data collecting, is getting cosy with MasterCard and Citigroup. Together the trio have come up with technology which will allow customers to use their Android mobile phones to buy items by waving their smartphones in front of a small reader at
  • Anonymous members arrested in Blighty

    The old bill could have finally caught up with some of the members of the DDoS and social activism group Anonymous.
  • ISP internet policing resulting in corporate censorship - report

    The recent pulling of support for Wikileaks by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Everydns was cited as an example of how companies are being pressured to take action against allegedly illegal online activity without the matter being brought before the traditional legal system, which is better able to dea
  • Northern Ireland political party websites hacked by Irish language activist

    The hack follows attacks on the website of one of the largest parties in the Republic of Ireland, Fine Gael, earlier this week. That attack put up to 4,000 supporter details in the hands of Anonymous, the group behind attacks on PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Amazon over their removal of services for
  • Wikileaks gives Bradley Manning $15,100 for legal defence

    That offer dropped by more than half in December to $20,000, possibly because of Julian Assange's own legal battles. Today the number is still $4,900 short.
  • Irish political party website hacked by Anonymous

    The website of one of Ireland's largest political parties, Fine Gael, was hacked last night by Anonymous, the same group behind a number of DDoS attacks on MasterCard, Visa, Paypal and Amazon for failing to support Wikileaks.

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