[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/K4zwC7.jpg[/newsimage]Two weeks ago, MasterCard felt the wrath of Anonymous Operation Payback-style DDoS attacks after refusing to process payments that were intended to fund WikiLeaks, the website which began leaking confidential US diplomatic cables last month. Now, the company is preparing to head down another controversial path by pledging to deny transactions which support websites that host pirated movies, music, games, or other copyrighted content. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/major-record-labels-recruit-mastercard-to-be-copyright-cops-37982/](http://www.myce.com/news/major-record-labels-recruit-mastercard-to-be-copyright-cops-37982/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Since when do people need to be policed and controlled by private corporations? I guess I won’t be using Mastercard any more.
It would appear that Bankers have traded in their Florshiems for Jack Boots.
Also explains all of the Black Mercedes outside their offices.
I don’t use Mastercard, and now it looks like I never will. Mastercard does realize there are quite a few other ways for individuals to conduct monetary transactions, don’t they? If they wish to bite the hand that feeds them, let 'em. They won’t be missed.
thats the land of free we are talking about^^
hehe, they even send private corporations to fight their wars undercover:
Blackwater or as it is now called Xe
dirty dirty dirty!
Banks have a financial stake in customer privacy. Unless government wants to become involved in a criminal case, the banks who support Visa, MC are violating customer privacy laws. Thus, any criminal prosecution with evidence obtained through illegal means can’t really be used-- with rare exceptions… ddos & piracy aren’t necessarily two of those that come to mind.
Since when is it any government or corporations right to tell you how to spend money? “This Note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” Electronic money is evil and it’s right in your face. Dump the plastic and force paper currency back into circulation. They only want to you to have your plastic for protection, because the boogeyman will steal your cash, BOO. Have you heard of anyone getting caught up in identity theft from paying with cash? On a brighter note, makes me happy to use Visa, but that can change.