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  • Rapper Big Paybacc Shot Dead In McDonald's

    11/08/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 132 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 8, 2014
    Rapper Big Paybacc has been shot dead while eating his lunch in a McDonald's near Los Angeles. The star, whose 2011 track Gangsta Luv has been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube, was gunned down by an attacker who walked in and opened fire. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Guillermina Saldana said: "It appears to detectives that the victim was the intended target and that this was not a random shooting." The victim was identified officially as 38-year-old Habeeb Ameer Zekajj, the rapper's real name. Big Paybacc was connected to former G-Unit artist Spider Loc.
  • I've had a horrendous experience with eBay

    10/23/2014 5:12:14 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 45 replies
    The [UK] Telegraph ^ | October 18, 2014 | Sophie Christie
    We hear from another reader who has been left out of pocket because of eBay's money back guarantee scheme Is online marketplace eBay really protecting the interests of its users? It claims to take action in 30,000 cases each month when something goes wrong and users are out of pocket. Yet after Telegraph Money reported on a case where the online giant’s user protection systems failed to help one reader, others were quick to comment and email about similar poor – and sometimes costly – experiences. Ebay’s main protection for buyers is its Money Back Guarantee service. This was launched...
  • Wolf Richter just got Paypals new absolutely privacy ever-policy.

    Sunday, when people had other things to do and weren’t supposed to pay attention, PayPal sent its holders an innocuous-sounding email with the artfully bland title, “Notice of Policy Updates.” PayPal didn’t want people to read it – lest they come away thinking that the NSA, which runs the most expansive spying dragnet in history, is by comparison a group of choirboys. The email started with corporate blah-blah on privacy, that PayPal was “constantly” changing things “to give you more of what you want and improve your experience using us.” Got it. This is going to be for your own...
  • Richard Branson Is About to Destroy the Final Edge Bitcoin Has

    06/10/2014 12:42:23 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | June 10 2014 | Economic Policy Journal RW
    Bitcoin fanboys have long cheered the fact that Bitcoin global transfer capabilities at cheap prices make using Bitcoin, as a method of global money transfer, superior to any other transfer system, on the basis of cost. Enter Richard Branson. Sir Richard Branson is providing funding for London-based money transfer start-up TransferWise, reports FT. It has raised $25m to expand its marketing efforts, with Sir Richard contributing a significant but undisclosed share of the funds. He was joined by existing shareholders including Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, venture capitalists Index Ventures and Kima Ventures, the investment group co-founded by the...
  • iPhones frozen by hackers demanding ransom

    05/27/2014 2:16:26 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Owners of iPhones and iPads have been targeted by a hacker who is freezing iOS devices and demanding a ransom of up to £55 to unlock them. ... "I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it's still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by 'Oleg Pliss' and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by paypal to lock404(at) to return them to me. ... "Such scams have been around for years. By using the credentials to access an Apple iCloud account, the attackers can enable the 'Find My iPhone' service - this is...
  • Australian Apple Macs, iPhones, iPads hijacked, digitally held for ransom

    05/27/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 · 9:27 am ·
    “Owners of Apple devices across Australia are having them digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control,” Ben Grubb reports for Fairfax Media. “iPad, iPhone and Mac owners in Queensland, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have reported having their devices held hostage.” “One iPhone user, a Fairfax Media employee in Sydney, said she was awoken at 4am on Tuesday to a loud ‘lost phone’ message that said ‘Oleg Pliss’ had hacked her phone. She was instructed to send $50 to a PayPal account to have it unlocked,” Grubb reports. “It is likely hackers...
  • eBay Building Digital Wallet That Stores ‘Multiple Types’ of Currency

    02/19/2014 6:48:39 PM PST · by TsonicTsunami08 · 8 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | February 19, 2014 | Nermin Hajdarbegovic
    John Donahoe, eBay’s CEO, has confirmed that the company is building a digital wallet for PayPal that can take multiple types of currency.
  • How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

    01/29/2014 12:17:48 PM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies ^ | 01/29/2014 | Naoki Hiroshima
    I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I've been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up. While eating lunch on January 20, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account. I ignored it and continued eating. . . . . . . . I tried to log in to my GoDaddy account,...
  • BFP Breaking News- Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld NSA Documents

    12/14/2013 12:48:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sibel Admonds
    The U.S. Government, An Implicated Billionaire, Fortune-Seeking Journalists & A Public in the Dark Update 2: Glenn Greenwald Goes on Record: “I Don’t Doubt PayPal Cooperates with NSA!” Update 1: Verbatim Copy of Mr. Binney’s Statement The 50,000-pages of documents obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden contain extensive documentation of PayPal Corporation’s partnership and cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA), according to three NSA veterans. To date, no information has been released as to the extent of the working relationship and cooperation between the two entities- NSA and PayPal Corporation. What’s more, the billionaire owner of PayPal Corporation has...
  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace,, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • PayPal tests mobile payments using your face for verification

    08/08/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    cnet ^ | 8/8/13 | Lance Whitney
    PayPal is rolling out a new trial for British consumers to see if they really can leave their wallets at home. Recently kicking off in London borough Richmond upon Thames, the test includes 12 different merchants set up to accept PayPal payments, according to the company. Using the PayPal app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, shoppers can see nearby participating merchants highlighted on their mobile phones. They can then "check into" a certain store by clicking on its name and pay for an item by sliding an animated pin down the screen. The person's name and photo then pops...
  • PayPal glitch temporarily makes quadrillionaire out of Pennsylvania man

    07/17/2013 5:21:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | july 17, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    PayPal mistakenly credited a Pennsylvania man with more than $92 quadrillion Friday — momentarily making him the world's richest person. "It's a number you don't see written out very often, even in national finance circles," Chris Reynolds, 56, told the Daily News. "My thought was a) it's a mistake and b) it's a BIG mistake. It was more funny than elating." After receiving an email notification, Reynolds of Media, Pa., logged onto his PayPal account to find that the online-money transfer had been annulled, lowering his balance from $92,233,720,368,547,800 to $0. A friend suggested that he post the original PDF...
  • How to Pay for That Latte on the Moon? PayPal Has a Plan

    06/27/2013 4:40:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    PayPal’s President David Marcus (no, not THAT David Marcus from Star Trek) says that as space travel opens to ‘the rest of us’, this drives questions about the commercialization of space. “We are launching PayPal Galactic, in conjunction with leaders in the scientific community, to increase public awareness of the important questions that need to be addressed,” he said in a press release. “We may not answer these questions today or even this year, but one thing is clear, we won’t be using cash in space. PayPal has already pushed payments onto the Internet, onto mobile phones and across terrestrial...
  • Paypal Firearm/Ammunition Policy

    06/03/2013 8:29:09 AM PDT · by rsflynn · 39 replies
    Phone Conversation | 6/3/2013 | Self
    Good morning fellow Freepers. I have been a longtime member and mostly lurk around, reading the excellent content posted by my fellow conservatives. I am making a rare exception because of something that happened to my Dad about 10 minutes ago. He received a call from Paypal. You know, the online money transfer company that basically rode the back of eBay to become the company that it is today. They called and asked him about a series of transactions that were made earlier this year. They were actually for some spare scopes he had sold via However, the customer...
  • PayPal is anti-2nd Amendment! (email I received!) VANITY

    04/09/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 42 replies
    my email | today 4/9/2013 | surroundedbyblue
    Wow. I had heard that Paypal was anti-second ammendment, but I now know first hand. I received a phone call and this email today from Paypal. I have been a member for about 13 years. I am canceling my account today. Paypal puts Ammunition and firearms in the same category as narcotics, steroids, drug paraphernalia, misc. crimes, etc. See my pasted content from Paypal's website at the end of this email. Further, my sale of ammunition went to a single Mom in PA who is concerned about her safety and being unable to defend herself given the recent political environment...
  • With Amazon minting currency, Fed at risk

    02/13/2013 5:38:26 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | Matthew Lynn
    The euro may well be on the road to a chaotic collapse, taking some of the world’s biggest banks with it. A currency war may break out between Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Printing money has run out of steam, but there is still little sign of the global economy returning to the kind of growth rates it saw before the credit crunch. But in the long term what they should perhaps be most worried about is losing their monopoly on issuing money. A new breed of virtual currencies are starting to emerge — and some of the giants of...
  • Taxpayer Millions, Lithium Ion and Rich People Just Don't Mix Well (Elon Musk)

    02/12/2013 9:29:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 12, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    Undoubtedly alternative energy and transportation innovator Elon Musk (Flickr photo: Jurvetson) – like his competitor for the taxpayer-funded, six-figure electric automobile market Henrik Fisker – is a smart guy. But will economic and technological realities humble him, or worse, make him look like a fool? After the experiencerecounted last week by New York Times journalist John Broder, who test drove the Tesla Model S in frigid conditions that required frequent unplanned recharging stops throughout the Northeast, humility is out of the question for Musk. The jury is still out on inanity. The Times published Broder’s devastating account on Friday. The...
  • PayPal Changes Customer Identity Program, Amends Privacy Policy (no rights, no more privacy online)

    02/29/2012 11:41:51 AM PST · by STARWISE · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Auction Bytes ^ | 2-27-12 | Ina Steiner
    PayPal is making changes to its privacy policy that will go into effect on April 1, 2012. The online payments unit of eBay is also adding extensively to its "Identity Authentication" section that all buyers and sellers must agree to as part of the User Agreement. PayPal said it was making changes to its Customer Identification program "as a result of changes in the law." Somewhat ironically, an alert reader noticed that PayPal users are unable to opt-out of AdChoice, a program that allows PayPal and other eBay entities to share information about visitors' past activities with its partners in...
  • PayPal implicated in criminal activity

    02/07/2012 7:24:56 AM PST · by juliosevero · 17 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    PayPal implicated in criminal activity By Julio Severo WND, which I consider the best conservative newssite in the world, ran an explosive headline yesterday: PayPal implicated in bank fraud. Who could imagine: PayPal, which moved to exterminate my account, has now become the focus of a money-laundering scandal. Don Hank, the owner of Laigle’s Forum, had this to say about the WND headline: “Now link this story with the way PayPal heavy-handedly refused service to Julio Severo because his web site opposes gay marriage, and you can see how radical social agendas and their implementation are actually a symptom of a...

    01/14/2012 8:28:38 AM PST · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Patriots of America ^ | January 13, 2012 | Terry Dodd
    I just spoke to Sheriff Mack and was advised that PayPal has frozen that portion of the funds donated through PayPal ($40,000+) for the Constitutional Sheriff's Conference. PayPal has refused to release the funds and have stated that they may refund the donations to the donors. They have cited no violation of law or online regulation. They inquired if was a 501C(3) and excused their actions on fear that the IRS would fine them. Apparently someone opposing sheriffs learning they are not alone in their desire to live up to their oaths of office is involved.
  • My strange visitors: USAISC visiting my pro-family blog?

    01/12/2012 7:24:32 AM PST · by juliosevero · 40 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    My strange visitors United States Army Information System Command headquarters visiting my pro-family blog? By Julio Severo The Department of Homeland Security. The Human Rights Campaign. The USAISC headquarters. These were some of my strange visitors in the last six months. On July 27 and 29, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared in my tracking report visiting my English blog. About this visit, WorldNetDaily, the most important conservative news website in English, reported, “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun watching a blog posted by a Christian who was forced to flee Brazil because of the conflict...
  • PayPal Tells A Buyer To Destroy A $2,500 Antique Violin Instead Of Returning It For A Refund

    01/04/2012 4:06:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-4-12 | Kim Bhasin
    PayPal is feeling the wrath of the viral web yet again, fresh off of a spat with Regretsy that unleashed a wave of negative PR. What did it do this time? An eBay seller named Erica sent a letter in to Regretsy outlining a recent experience with PayPal that cost her what is apparently a $2,500 antique violin. According to Erica, she sold the violin to a buyer in Canada, who disputed the label. PayPal declared the violin "counterfeit" (which Erica says there's no such thing in the violin world), and told the buyer to destroy the violin if he...
  • PayPal Does Something Truly Evil

    01/04/2012 3:31:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/03/2012 | By Mike Schuster
     If truly dispicable acts are now the norm for PayPal (EBAY), Scott Thompson should kick off his new Yahoo (YHOO) gig with a dog fight. Sharing a heartbreaking account of a buy gone horribly wrong, Helen Killer of the hilarious Etsy send-up Regretsy posted an email from a reader who saw a treasured item destroyed at the behest of PayPal. Reader Erica writes in describing a recent sale she made to a buyer in Canada. The item in question was a pre-WWII French violin worth $2,500. The buyer, however, disputed the label -- which isn't uncommon, Erica claims, but shouldn't...
  • Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011

    01/03/2012 4:37:26 PM PST · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011 Commentary by Julio Severo Americans were asked to name the top 10 Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 in the US, and the fourth place was given to the homosexual effort to close PayPal accounts from a list of ten Christian organizations, including me. For a long time I have been under attack from Brazilian gay activists. But this was the first time that an American gay group blacklists me with major Christian groups. Read the full article here: Top Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 Revealed The year 2011 saw plenty...
  • PayPal’s Links to Palantir, a..Technology Used by Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Military

    11/30/2011 6:58:23 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Cryptogon ^ | 27 November 2011 | Kevin Flaherty
    And guess where they’re located? That’s right: Facebook’s former building.I couldn’t make it up if I tried.Via: Bloomberg:An organization like the CIA or FBI can have thousands of different databases, each with its own quirks: financial records, DNA samples, sound samples, video clips, maps, floor plans, human intelligence reports from all over the world. Gluing all that into a coherent whole can take years. Even if that system comes together, it will struggle to handle different types of data—sales records on a spreadsheet, say, plus video surveillance images. What Palantir (pronounced Pal-an-TEER) does, says Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner...
  • Gay hackers attack pro-family petition in defense of Julio Severo and other Christians

    09/25/2011 10:36:01 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay hackers attack pro-family petition in defense of Julio Severo and other Christians By Julio Severo A pro-family petition website to support me and other Christians has been hacked today. Attack by hackers on Sunday, September 25 The petition was created by LifeSiteNews in response to a massive campaign by homo-fascist group AllOut, which boasts more than 500,000 adherents. The campaign of AllOut pressured PayPal to block services to me and pro-family groups. PayPal readily yielded, firstly blocking my account, effectively hindering me from receiving voluntary donations from friends. Now, to make sure that a positive pro-family campaign may pressure...
  • “GayPal” Prefers Pink Purses to Christian Wallets?

    09/23/2011 9:57:38 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    PayPal blacklists Christian writer Online activist told friends must find another way to support his ministry By Bob Unruh © 2011 WND “Relax,” says a PayPal website. “Pay friends & family in seconds with PayPal.” After all, it’s the “easy way to send money in seconds.” No checks, no ATMs, no envelopes and stamps, just click the button on your computer. That is, of course, unless you and your friends teach the biblical perspective that homosexuality is not acceptable for Christians and is a sin. Then you get a note from the money-transfer giant that you are being investigated. Another note follows...
  • Selling on Craigs List

    09/19/2011 7:30:45 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 56 replies · 1+ views
    9-19-11 | self
    If I sell online, can I get scammed if they pay me thru Paypal?
  • Online 'hate' campaign targets Christian sites

    09/19/2011 12:06:56 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | Sept. 17, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A formal investigation of several Christian organizations has been launched by PayPal, the huge money-transfer company, because of an online campaign of "hate" against them by homosexuals, according to one of the targets. The notices of the investigation were sent to Julio Severo's Last Days Watchman blog and Peter LaBarbera's "Americans for Truth," among others. Read more: Online 'hate' campaign targets Christian sites
  • Homosexuals seek to cut off PayPal accounts of pro-family organizations

    09/15/2011 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 09/15/2011 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Homosexual activists are pressuring PayPal to cut off the accounts of pro-family Christian organizations that oppose the homosexual political agenda and uphold sexual morality, and PayPal is showing signs that it may capitulate to their demands. The homosexual organization behind the effort, All Out, claims that such organizations as Tradition, Family, and Property, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), as well as pro-family Christian activist Julio Severo, promote “hate, violence, and intolerance” and are “extremist.” The two organizations are mainstream pro-family, Christian groups that reject hatred of homosexuals but uphold traditional sexual morality and oppose legal privileges for homosexuals....
  • International homosexual campaign against Julio Severo and other Christians

    09/09/2011 8:34:20 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    International homosexual campaign against Julio Severo and other Christians With an English, Portuguese, Spanish and French Petition, US gay activists intend to gather 25,000 signatures to make PayPal to refuse donations for Julio Severo and other Christians fighting gay agenda By Julio Severo US homosexual group AllOut has undertaken a campaign, by Facebook, Twitter, e-mails and websites, aimed at pressuring PayPal to eliminate the PayPal account of Julio Severo, Family Research Council, Peter LaBarbera and others. In their campaign, which was initiated this week, AllOut said, 13,913 People support this campaign. Help us get to 25,000 Thanks to PayPal, its...
  • New IRS rules require PayPal to report sales information

    Due to new IRS rules, PayPal has started asking users to provide their tax ID number, which is either your Social Security number, Individual Tax Identification Number or your Employer Identification Number. PayPal says it will use your tax ID number to send tax Form 1099-K to you and the IRS when the payments you receive exceed both of these milestones in a calendar year: $20,000 in gross payment volume for goods and services 200 payments So for most occasional PayPal users, this change won’t be applicable, but you’ll still need to enter your tax ID just in case. Although,...
  • California companies fleeing the Golden State

    07/13/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 49 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 12, 2011 | Tammy Luhby
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State. And governors around the country, smelling blood in the water, have stepped up their courtship of California companies. Officials in states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and Utah are telling California firms how business-friendly they are in comparison. Companies are "disinvesting" in California at a rate five times greater than just two years ago, said Joseph Vranich, a business relocation expert based in Irvine. This includes leaving altogether, establishing divisions elsewhere...
  • WARNING: Your PayPal Account is at Risk! (PayPal closing seller accounts for dubious reasons)

    06/11/2011 1:11:29 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 39 replies blog ^ | Derrick VanDyke
    If you sell or promote products online and you accept payments through PayPal, I encourage you to read this entire post. I have personally processed over $1,000,000 in sales through PayPal in the last few years. PayPal recently froze my account... They canceled well over $20,000 in recurring subscriptions. You know what their reason was? They said my site was a work-at-home business opportunity site and that it violated their terms of service! Yesterday, my friend Spencer (one of THE top sellers in the WSO forum) got his account shut down too. He sells Word Press plugins. I started talking...
  • Help With Possible PayPal/eBay scam

    05/27/2011 12:40:32 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 24 replies
    Vanity | May 27, 2011 | Jim Noble
    I recently sold a camera on eBay. The buyer was very insistent on 2nd day delivery. Paid by PayPal yesterday, and I shipped FedEx 2nd business day yesterday. I sent tracking info to buyer with expected delivery 5/31 yesterday, he responded with thanks and paid extra again thru PayPal for the expedited shipping. This morning he filed a PayPal claim for nondelivery/not as described. My PayPal account is frozen and, because I already transferred the $$, is overdrawn. Fortunately, I can still retrieve the camera from FedEx. It's obvious to me that this is a scam, but how does it...
  • The New "Don't Go To College" Scholarship (Courtesty of the Co-Founder of PayPal)

    05/26/2011 6:39:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Kids Prefer Cheese ^ | 05/26/2011 | Mingowitz
    Don't go to college, do get $100,000 The winners were announced today for a new fellowship that has sparked heated debate in academic circles for questioning the value of higher education and suggesting that some entrepreneurial students may be better off leaving college. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, will pay each of the 24 winners of his Thiel Fellowship $100,000 not to attend college for two years and to develop business ideas instead. The fellows, all 20 years old or younger, will leave institutions including Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University, to work with...
  • Clarktston Man in Critical Condition After Homemade Bomb Explodes [Washington]

    04/20/2010 3:25:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,346+ views
    KLEW - News ^ | Story Published: Apr 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM PDT;Story Updated: Apr 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM PDT | By Zach Whitney
    Note: Photo incuded. PHOTO CAPTION: "Police say these jeans were blown off Joseph Brice of Clarkston when a homemade explosive device he made went off Sunday." SNIPPET: "CLARKSTON - A Clarkston man was in critical condition Monday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after an explosion Sunday afternoon. Police said 20-year-old Joseph Brice was experimenting with explosives about a mile west of Red Wolf Bridge when his homemade bomb exploded prematurely."
  • American Express dives into mobile payments with Serve

    03/28/2011 11:17:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 28 Mar 2011 | Julianne Pepitone
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- American Express is diving into the e-wallet space with Serve, a service that lets customers transfer money to others online and make payments with their mobile phones. In its announcement Monday, AmEx said Serve is aimed at customers who use cash, checks and debit cards, rather than the company's traditional credit card users. Serve accounts will be available immediately in the U.S. and are expected to launch internationally over the coming year. Mobile payments are a new direction for AmEx as it tries to get a toehold in a rapidly growing market. Research firm Generator Research...
  • PayPal cuts WikiLeaks from money flow

    12/04/2010 6:40:19 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 60 replies
    AP ^ | 120410 | AP
    BERLIN – Online payment service provider PayPal says in a company blog it has cut off the account used by WikiLeaks to collect donations. The company said in a blog posting the move was prompted by a violation of its policy, "which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity." The short notice was dated Friday, and a spokeswoman for PayPal Germany on Saturday declined to elaborate and referred to the official blog posting.
  • DNS Server Shuts Down WikiLeaks' Domain & Amazon Explains Why They Ousted WikiLeaks

    12/03/2010 12:03:08 AM PST · by bd476 · 38 replies Status All systems are functioning normally. provided domain name system (DNS) services to the domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the network, this service was provided for free. The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the Acceptable Use Policy. More specifically, the services were terminated for violation of the provision which states that "Member shall not interfere with another Member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services." The...
  • FReepers ROCK!

    10/25/2010 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 25, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    FReepathon 2010 is upon us... The trailblazing Free Republic conservative forum that was SO instrumental in ridding our country of fifth-columnist Dan Rather's damaging influence is as lively as ever in these momentous times- no doubt I enjoy the debate immensely, and in the depths of the grim Obama era they're also highly effective as a grass-roots force- imo, the TEA Party owes FR a lot. From Free Republic's Statement from the Founder: _______________________________________________________ In our continuing fight for freedom, for America and our constitution and against totalitarianism, socialism, tyranny, terrorism, etc., Free Republic stands firmly on the side of...
  • Former Member of U.S. Navy Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Stealing...

    10/08/2010 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: FORMER MEMBER OF U.S. NAVY SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR STEALING AND SELLING EQUIPMENT David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILFRED J. BOUTON, 31, of Bremerton, Washington, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for stealing and selling sensitive military equipment. Judge Thompson also ordered BOUTON to pay restitution in the amount of $62,311.42. According to court documents and statements made in court, BOUTON...
  • Elizabeth Warren and Me (Amazing True Story of How a Freeper Gave PayPal a Kickstart)

    10/01/2010 7:20:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Elizabeth Warren was recently handed yet another expensive bureaucracy to lead (although not formally so as to avoid an embarrassing Senate confirmation) in the form of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. You might as well take the $500+ million this will cost the taxpayers each year, pile it up, and torch it for all the good it will ultimately do. As was the case with TARP, the Obama Stimulus that stimulated nothing productive, and a host of other costly programs, this latest bureaucratic incarnation is likely to do little for the public. It is my contention that your humble...
  • EBay To Ban Google’s Checkout Service From Its Sites

    09/01/2010 8:15:39 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 7 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 9/1/2010 | Pete Barlas
    Starting next July, eBay (EBAY) will no longer let Google (GOOG) provide transaction checkout services on eBay Web sites. It won’t allow any checkout service except its own PayPal-featured service. EBay’s instituting the new policy “to give eBay buyers a consistent, speedy checkout experience and to ensure support for fast-growing sales via mobile platforms...,” Todd Lutwak, eBay’s vice president of the seller experience, wrote in a little-noticed blog post last week. “It’s certainly an attempt to get more revenue through PayPal and direct people to PayPal,” said Beth Robertson, director of payments research for Javelin Strategy & Research.
  • Do You Like Paypal?

    08/26/2010 10:34:11 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 60 replies
    08/26/2010 | Mcgarrett
    I'm starting my own on-line business and, despite some reservations, have been planning to use Paypal to handle subscription payments. They claimed that potential customers didn't need to have a Paypal account. Now in testing the payment links, I have found that Paypal will apparently force customers to create a Paypal account when they pay me. At one time folks were not happy with them, but I was thinking they had improved. Please let me know of your recent experiences with Paypal. What is their reputation? Would having to go through Paypal change your mind about buying a product or...
  • [PayPal, Girl Scouts]Newly Identified Corporate Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named

    08/11/2010 10:18:26 AM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Wednesday August 11, 2010 Newly Identified Corporate Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 11, 2010 ( - Life Decisions International (LDI) has released a revised edition of The Boycott List identifying corporations that support of Planned Parenthood, the world's primary abortion-advocacy group."As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 256 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood," said Kenneth C. Garvey, LDI's Director of Communications. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began nearly 18 years ago....
  • PayPal Relents and Apologizes to Pamela Geller

    06/16/2010 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1,255+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 6/15/10 | Patrick Richardson
    On Friday, Pamela Geller received word her PayPal account for her website Atlas Shrugs had been restricted. The reason? She was told she had violated PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy and was promoting hate. “… [A]fter a recent review of your account, it has been determined that you are currently in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime,” the email read in part. “After five years of having PayPal on my site...
  • PayPal Can Go to Hell (and Moose-Limbs Too)

    06/12/2010 8:29:11 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 24 replies · 1,014+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/12/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Family friendly version, to appease the moderators: It's incredibly important, in these times of Dear Leader wanting to take over these here innnertubz, that we continue to up the revolution ... right up their wazoos, if need be. This is one of those times. Apparently, according to innertubz money giant PayPal, Atlas Shrugs is a "hate site."
  • Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech

    06/12/2010 5:42:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 661+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pam Geller
    « Freedom Bus Ads vs Slavery Bus Ads: Help Us Help Them | Main | "I am a Muslim," Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House » Saturday, June 12, 2010 Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off. Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth. Paypal contributions helps pays for...
  • Send Kwame Kilpatrick some money to retire his legal debts!

    05/07/2010 1:35:40 PM PDT · by Bob J · 39 replies · 1,008+ views
    Stir Crazy Quarterly | May 7, 2010 | Bob J
    Convicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking for donations to help retire legal obligations and penalties incurred during his obstruction of justice trial. He is making this request from his new 1 million dollar home he moved into shortly after leaving prison. The link includes a Paypal button which accepts donations as small as 1 cent. Be advised the transaction charges the Kwame account 30 cents.