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  • It’s not only rich South Africans who are leaving the country – young educated ones are too

    06/11/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    BusinessTech ^ | June 9, 2016
    A new report suggests that young educated South Africans plan to leave the country to work abroad, rather than plough their knowledge back into the local economy. The report comes from PPS, an insurance, investment, healthcare and financial planning specialist for graduate professionals. The company’s latest Student Confidence Index (SCI), conducted among over 1,500 South African students, revealed that 54% of the respondents plan to move abroad for work purposes in the next five years following their graduation. It follows a report published by New World Wealth, which showed that white millionaire numbers have decreased dramatically in SA – from...
  • On permanent parole (gay rights in Singapore - why doesn't Pay Pal leave?)

    04/17/2016 8:30:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    economist ^ | Oct 2014
    NOTE: PayPal pulls out of N Carlina but over anti-LGBT bill, but continues to have HQ in Singpore. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A FOUR-YEAR battle ended yesterday, when Singapore's highest court upheld the constitutionality of Section 377(a) of the country's penal code, which renders any man convicted of committing "or abet[ting] the commission of...any act of gross indecency" with another man liable to two years in prison. Tan Eng Hong first challenged the law in September 2010, after he was charged under 377(a) for having oral sex with another man in a public-toilet stall. Two years later a second challenge was raised by...
  • Say goodbye to paypal

    04/14/2016 1:28:30 PM PDT · by budj · 42 replies
    AFA | 4/14/16 | self
    I got an email from the AFA today. It said, in part: "If you have a PayPal account, join American Family Association and cancel it today. Also, be sure to let PayPal know why you are canceling. TAKE ACTION Cancel your PayPal account today. Here's how: To close your account: Call: 1-888-221-1161 -Or- 1. Log in to your PayPal account online. 2. Click the Profile icon next to "Log Out." 3. Click "Close your account" under "Account options." If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still call and share your concern. If you're looking for an alternative to...
  • NEWSLETTER: 2nd Vote Identifies “Better Alternative” to PayPal

    04/13/2016 11:43:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    2nd Vote ^ | 11 Apr 16 | 2nd Vote
    Last week, many 2nd Vote members asked about alternative ways to make and process online payments after e-commerce giant PayPal joined the liberal misinformation campaign in North Carolina. The California based company announced that it would stand against North Carolina’s common sense protections for small business owners and religious liberty and withdrew plans for a global operations center in Charlotte in an attempt to bully the state economically.   Subsequently, our research team noticed a growing company called ProPay that provided many products for online merchants.   After looking very closely at ProPay’s record of advocacy on the issues, the company has earned...
  • 2nd Vote Identifies "Better Alternative" to PayPal

    04/12/2016 6:55:38 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    2nd Vote ^ | April 11, 2016 | Lance Wray
    2nd Vote Identifies "Better Alternative" to PayPal Last week, many 2nd Vote members asked about alternative ways to make and process online payments after e-commerce giant PayPal joined the liberal misinformation campaign in North Carolina. The California based company announced that it would stand against North Carolina's common sense protections for small business owners and religious liberty and withdrew plans for a global operations center in Charlotte in an attempt to bully the state economically. Subsequently, our research team noticed a growing company called ProPay that provided many products for online merchants. After looking very closely at ProPay's record of...
  • North Carolina: We won't be bullied by big business hypocrites

    04/11/2016 9:49:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal's mission and culture," CEO Dan Schulman wrote in a memorandum on the company's website. That's what a corporate bully looks like, folks. Conform to the demands of radical cultural militants or pay the price. "It is corporate blackmail," Lt. Gov. Dan Forest told me. But PayPal is not just a big business bully – they are also hypocrites. "PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including five where the penalty is death," NC Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote...
  • NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy [PayPal "Cultural Marxists"]

    04/10/2016 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | April 10, 20166 | Susan Wright
    NC Representative Fires Back At PayPal Hypocrisy By: Susan Wright April 10th, 2016 Last week saw the state’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest respond to PayPal’s announcement that they were suspending plans to expand their business in North Carolina, in objection to the recently passed bathroom bill. Lt. Governor Forest posted a photo of PayPal’s global operations center, which has clearly defined, gender-specific bathrooms. The cultural Marxist crowd really are all about “Do as I say, not as I do.” Not to be outdone, NC Representative Robert Pittenger issues this statement: “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is...
  • The Hypocrisy of PayPal

    04/07/2016 8:23:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Hypocrisy of PayPal By Julio Severo PayPal has vowed to discontinue the expansion of its services in North Carolina after its governor passed a law to protect women and children against homosexual predators by not allowing biological men to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms. In answer to the PayPal boycott, on Facebook Franklin Graham, son of the legendary evangelist Billy Graham, said, “PayPal gets the hypocrite of the year award!… PayPal operates in countries including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Yemen for Pete’s sake. Just last month PayPal announced they would be expanding in Cuba, a country in which...
  • PayPal Scorns Conservative Americans While Embracing Cuban Communists

    04/06/2016 2:16:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In an act of extraordinary hypocrisy, PayPal, which last month announced its plans to expand into Cuba, has decided not to expand into North Carolina because the state is determined to keep its public bathrooms and locker rooms safe. PayPal has now sent a loud and clear message to America: The common sense values of conservative Americans should be scorned; the destructive values of Cuban Communists, including decades of human rights abuses that continue to this hour, should be embraced.I say it’s time to send a message to PayPal. Perhaps we can communicate most clearly to them through our money?According...
  • Sorry About 400 North Carolina Jobs (Bye-Bye), but PayPal Is a Nuisance That Sits on Remittances

    04/06/2016 2:03:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 41 replies
    Freep | 04/06/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    PayPal sits on remittances for up to a month, money they use as Float on the back of small merchants and businesses. PayPal is a nuisance. Don't use PayPal. Sorry to WCPE listeners who aren't leftists, your station is great, North Carolina is a great state despite UNC Raleigh-Durham. Take back your country.
  • PayPal Punishes North Carolina for Transgender Bathroom Law

    04/06/2016 1:53:05 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/5/2016 | Nandita Bose/Reuters
    Last month, North Carolina became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity. The law, which overturned a Charlotte city ordinance, was widely interpreted as an attack on LGBT rights. State lawmakers also voted to prohibit local governments from enacting anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Franklin Graham Slams PayPal After Company Pulls 400 Jobs from North Carolina Over Transgender Law

    04/06/2016 1:44:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 04/06/2016 | By LEAH MARIEANN KLETT
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned PayPal after the organization announced it is cancelling plans to bring more than 400 jobs and a $3.6 million investment into Charlotte, North Carolina with its new operation center, because of an objection to the state's recently passed transgender law. The ordinance, signed by Gov. Pat McCrory, limits the use of bathrooms, locker rooms and showers to persons of the same biological sex, according to NBC. "The legislation invalidates protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens and denies these members of our community equal rights under the law," PayPal...
  • PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion after new state law defies gay movement

    04/06/2016 7:35:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It is happening again. They've got it down to a science and it works every time, so why should they stop? As much as you’re paying attention to what actually happened - PayPal hops on the corporate self-righteousness/pandering bandwagon by welching on a commitment it made to expand in the state mere weeks ago - pay attention to how USA Today approaches the story, particularly the words it uses: PayPal is canceling its planned North Carolina expansion due to the state’s new anti-gay law, just two weeks after making the initial announcement.
  • PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!]

    04/05/2016 1:25:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 5, 2016 | Susanna Kim
    PayPal Drops Plan to Build $3.6M Facility in NC Because of Controversial Law [LGBT Blackmail!] By Susanna Kim Apr 5, 2016, PayPal announced today that it's withdrawing plans to build a new facility in North Carolina, the first major corporation to pull out of the state as a result of what some call an "anti-LGBT" law there. Two weeks ago, California-based PayPal announced plans to open a $3.6 million global operations center in Charlotte that would have created more than 400 jobs. But today, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said the company is seeking another location. "The new law perpetuates discrimination...
  • NC Lt. Gov. responds to PayPal decision and HB2

    04/05/2016 5:49:39 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    WSPA.Com ^ | 4/5/16
    NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest has issued a response to PayPal’s decision to not expand in Charlotte over HB2. The expansion would have created 400 new jobs. Corporations have expressed disappointment over the law and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. “If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it....
  • PayPal Pulls Plans in North Carolina Over Transgender Law

    04/05/2016 8:23:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    Fortune ^ | 04/05/2016 | Leena Rao
    PayPal is withdrawing plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, N.C., in reaction to the state overturning a local law that would have let transgender people use public bathrooms that match their gender identities. Last week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which prevents cities from protecting gay and bisexual people from discrimination, and specifically restricts transgender individuals' rights to use restrooms and other facilities that don’t match their "biological sex." As PayPal CEO Dan Schulman wrote in a statement: "The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the...
  • Major businesses stand against NC anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 10:02 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson
    Corporations expressed disappointment Thursday and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte; IBM and Biogen, which have facilities in the state’s Research Triangle; and payments processor PayPal, which had announced plans to hire 400 people in Charlotte only last week, were among major employers condemning the new law. The legislature called a special session Wednesday to void a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgender...
  • Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

    05/02/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by DangerZone · 16 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT | Roy Beck
    The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book. Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008. That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus...
  • Trump open to campaign finance reform

    01/18/2016 4:29:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Pointing to the effects of "horrible" super-PACs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said America needs to come up with a solution to keep big money out of politics. "Well, I think you need it, because I think PACs are a horrible thing," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he would pursue campaign finance reform. The billionaire businessman, who said he is self-financing his campaign, said the wall separating super-PACs and candidates running for public office is illusory. "First of all, everyone's dealing with their PAC. You know, it's supposed to be like this...
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • Ted Cruz mega-donor is a gay, pro-pot, PayPal-founding billionaire (7/3/12)

    02/03/2016 11:16:06 AM PST · by drewh · 80 replies
    Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show. Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager and founder of the online payment system PayPal, gave Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. Thiel’s political and financial support for gay rights and legal...
  • Someone is trying to scam me

    01/01/2016 1:14:41 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 84 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/1/2016 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I put some furniture up for sale on Craigslist. Now I have someone texting me from Vermont (I live in Georgia) wanting to buy sight unseen, claiming to be a flight attendant who is away most of the time but will send a pickup agent as soon as we complete the transaction via PayPal. It seems pretty obvious that it's a scam but it must work some percentage of the time because they keep trying it.
  • 2016 Reality: Lazy Authentication Still the Norm (PayPal non-security)

    12/28/2015 8:06:00 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Krebs on Security ^ | 12/28/2015 | Brian Krebs
    My PayPal account was hacked on Christmas Eve. The perpetrator tried to further stir up trouble by sending my PayPal funds to a hacker gang tied to the jihadist militant group ISIS. Although the intruder failed to siphon any funds, the successful takeover of the account speaks volumes about why most organizations, including many financial institutions — remain woefully behind the times in authenticating their customers and staying ahead of identity thieves.
  • Peter Thiel, Phony Billionaire Libertarian, Donates $1 Million to Anti-Immigration Group NumbersUSA

    11/16/2008 8:43:48 PM PST · by Samantha_West_2008 · 20 replies · 2,749+ views
    ValleyWag.com ^ | November 14, 2008 | Owen Thomas
    Billionaire Facebook investor's anti-immigrant heresy By Owen Thomas, 11:20 AM on Fri Nov 14 2008, 4,806 views Insiders at Clarium Capital, the $5.3 billion hedge fund run by Facebook investor Peter Thiel, are buzzing about their boss's $1 million donation to NumbersUSA, an anti-immigrant group. The donation is an open secret within Clarium, and it has enraged several staff members who joined Clarium because they believed Thiel shared their libertarian ideals. When I asked Thiel if he'd made the donation, an underling passed on a nondenial saying the company didn't comment on "gossip and heresy." A typo — he meant...
  • Facebook Funder Linked to ACORN Sting

    09/23/2009 2:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 1,703+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | Jackson West
    Videos of young couple posing as sex workers getting financial advice made possible by a generous handoutIn the world of far-right libertarian economics, altruism is considered a sin. However, that didn't stop billionaire ideologue Peter Thiel, who minted his fortune as a cofounder of PayPal and investor in Facebook, from giving "about $10,000" after being approached by provocateur James O'Keefe. That money, and other funds from the Leadership Institute, a conservative think-tank, was used to film a number of stunts, from surprising taxpayers with bills for the bank bailout to offering Planned Parenthood donations, but with racist intent. O'Keefe is...
  • Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

    09/17/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by illiac · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Matthew J Belvedere
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint. In a "Squawk Box" interview.Thiel trashed Twitter, Uber and Apple, among others, "Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," the co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor said.
  • Greeks can’t use iTunes, the App Store, PayPal and more thanks to the financial crisis

    07/05/2015 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 07/04/15 | Mic Wright
    Greece has a lot of problems right now as a result of the debt crisis, but one that you might not have immediately anticipated is that online services that require credit or debit payments to a foreign company are broken. As BuzzFeed reports, the Greek government’s imposition of capital controls – which restrict citizens’ ability to take money out of the country – following its failure to make debt repayment, also mean they can’t buy a €0.99 song from iTunes or grab new apps. Of course, it’s not the biggest issue faced by the country, but it is another source...
  • Cruz Mega-Donor is Gay, Pro-Pot Billionaire

    06/12/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 51 replies
    TexasTribune.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jay Root
    Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show. Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager and founder of the online payment system PayPal, gave Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. ...
  • Secretive Globalist Bilderberg Conference June 11-14 in Austria

    06/10/2015 1:25:04 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    The new american ^ | Tuesday, 09 June 2015 | by Raven Clabough
    From June 11-14 approximately 140 of the world’s most influential people will gather in Telfs-Buchen, Austria, for the 63rd secretive Bilderberg policy conference, just 16 miles south of the G7 summit. The invitation-only conclave is where dozens of important Big Business and Big Bank CEOs, heads of governments, and other notables discuss methods to advance the group’s globalist agenda. The attendee list and agenda for this year’s meeting have been released, providing a glimpse into a secret world to which the “have-nots” are not privy. This year’s list of attendees includes prime ministers from the Netherlands, Finland, and Belgium; the...
  • 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)hotmail.com) 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
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 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 HealthCare.gov 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, HealthCare.gov, 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
    universetoday.com ^ | 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 GunBroker.com. 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...
  • CRITICAL URGENT NOTICE FROM SHERIFF MACK

    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 CSPOA.org 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...