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[ NNSquad ] Mastercard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

Mastercard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

http://j.mp/15gT846  (Torrent Freak)

    It now turns out that these policies have carried over to VPN
    providers and other anonymizing services. Before the weekend customers
    of the popular Swedish payment service provider Payson received an
    email stating that VPN services are no longer allowed to accept Visa
    and Mastercard payments due to a recent policy change.  "Payson has
    restrictions against anonymization (including VPN services). As a
    result Payson can unfortunately no longer give your customers the
    option to finance payments via their cards (VISA or MasterCard)," the
    email states, adding that they still accept bank transfers as

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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