VPN Providers Targeted by Credit Card CompaniesAdded: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
Both MasterCard and Visa have recently started taking action against VPN providers by refusing them card access. For instance, Swedish payment provider named Payson has cut access to various anonymizing services after being ordered to do so by the credit card companies.
It turned out that VPN provider iPredator was one of the customers affected by this action. Its founder, Peter Sunde (who is also one The Pirate Bay founders), said that the company is considering legal action. Apparently, the credit card companies are taking action against VPNs that are linked to peer-to-peer piracy, following similar action from PayPal.
Swedish payment provider explained that it was complying with an urgent requirement from the credit card companies to stop accepting payments for VPN services. Peter Sunde doesn’t believe that the action is connected to piracy – instead, he thinks that it might be an attempt to prevent the public from covering their tracks on the Internet and preventing government spying. Sunder noted that corporations from the United States are forcing non-American companies to stop people protesting privacy encroachments and being anonymous. This allows the NSA spy even more.
Although Sunde’s service has a range of other payment options, The Pirate Bay founder believes it’s an outrage that MasterCard and Visa have for some reason decided to ban a perfectly legitimate technology. iPredator is not the only victim of the action – such companies as Anonine, Mullvad, VPNTunnel, Privatvpn and others are also using Payson's services. As such, Peter Sunde believes they can all join in any legal action.
July 9th,2013Posted by:
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
|posted by (2013-07-09 15:40:08)|
|yes please fight them, they as is the norm it`s there ball and they say who plays the game|
|I guess I will have to cancel my visa card|
|Wow, never thought I'd see the day when the greedy finance companies would not care about losing $ to stop people from downloading.|
|OK , Thats not the only payment option|
|I'm curious why they're just targeting non-American|
companies? I guess you could try using a checking
|posted by (2013-07-11 08:11:58)|
|posted by (2013-07-12 01:16:12)|
|only a week ago, I purchased a year on privateinternetaccess.com with my mastercard.||
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