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PayPal to Shell Out a Whopping £3 Billion to Acquire Shopping Plugin Honey

PayPal has agreed to drop $4 billion (£3 billion) to take over Honey Science Corporation, the creator of e-commerce browser plugin Honey, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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PayPal Decides it Doesn’t Like Porn, Refuses to Pay Pornhub Models

PayPal wages its years-long war on sex work, announcing yesterday that it has officially refused to stop processing payments made through Pornhub to over 100,000 models. The reason, as per usual, is violation of its “sexually-oriented goods” clause in the terms of service agreement. The cumulative effect of financial discrimination, by banks and payment processors, is that people conducting totally legal business have to resort to less lucrative platforms or, in some cases, potentially more dangerous offline encounters. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo

Looks like Libra’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week isn’t over yet. In addition to major backers like PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard dropping support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, now its logo has become the centre of a legal battle over alleged trademark infringement. Read More >>

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PayPal Drops Support for Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Scheme

A few days after the Wall Street Journal reported that a few corporate supporters of Facebook’s cryptocurrency were considering bowing out of its so-called “crypto mafia”, PayPal became the first to do so Friday, announcing that it will no longer participate in the Libra Association. Read More >>

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Websites Can Discriminate Against You Even If You Don’t Use Them, California Supreme Court Rules

Nearly four years ago, a lone bankruptcy lawyer sued Square, the payment processor run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, challenging the app’s terms of use—despite never signing up. As of Monday, the case will proceed, thanks to an opinion issued by the Supreme Court of the US state of California that could have wide-reaching implications for online businesses. Read More >>

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Facebook Announces Libra, Digital Currency on the Blockchain That Doesn’t Actually Need to Be on the Blockchain

Facebook and 27 other partner companies formally announced this morning they plan to launch a digital currency called Libra in the first half of 2020. And if they pull it off, Libra could become the standard digital currency around the world. Read More >>

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Ex-PayPal Employee Fights to Have Her Gender Discrimination Dispute Heard In Court

A former PayPal employee filed a gender discrimination complaint against the company on Thursday, alleging that her supervisor passed her up for a promotion because the job would require international travel and she had young children at home. Instead, the complaint says, her male colleague with a small child was given the job. Read More >>

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Phishing Scam From Fake PayPal Account Was Promoted on Twitter

An account posing as PayPal used a paid promotion on Twitter to bait users into sharing their personal information under the guise that they were entering an end-of-year contest, The Next Web reported this week. Read More >>

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PayPal: What If We Banned Both Sides

Payment processing giant PayPal terminated accounts belonging to the far-right Proud Boys organisation and its founder, Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, this week in what seemed to be a response to their involvement in a street brawl in New York and well-documented history of violence elsewhere. But it also banned a number of anti-fascist groups across the country, including Antifa Atlanta, Antifa Sacramento, and the Anti-Fascist Network. The company has declined to comment on why aside from citations of its TOS and vague comparisons between antifa and others it has banned, like far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Read More >>

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Alex Jones Files Lawsuit Trying to Force PayPal to Reinstate Infowars’ Account

Frequently shirtless supplement salesman and Infowars founder Alex Jones, whose small media empire has been fully or partially banned from virtually every major internet platform, is suing to get back on PayPal. Read More >>

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Infowars and Prison Planet Belatedly Banned From PayPal for Obvious Reasons

Just when we thought Twitter was going to be the last one to hold the toxic bag that is Alex Jones, payment processing giant PayPal reminded the internet today that, yup, it was still helping Infowars make money, and that also it’s very sorry and plans to stop. Better late than never! Read More >>

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Paypal: Dying While Owing Us Money is Unacceptable to Us

E-payments company Paypal sent a deceased customer an email more or less stating that the cessation of life functions – and thus an inability for the customer in question to clear their remaining account balance – was a violation of site policy. Read More >>

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Ebay Is Finally Breaking It Off With PayPal, Which Is Doing Just Great By the Way

PayPal and eBay, two brands that were best friends forever for like 15 years or so, are destined to be platonic besties no longer. Read More >>

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And Here’s Another PayPal Phishing Scam You’ll Want to Avoid

The holidays are upon us, and so it is to remind ourselves once again of just how much cyber criminals enjoy playing on the very fears of consumer fraud they elicit. If the last thing you want interrupting your time with friends and loved ones is a slew of fraudulent bank charges, you’ll need to keep your wits about you. Read More >>

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PayPal Beats Up on Sad Sack Pandora Over New Logo

PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal’s popularity. PayPal savagely disses Pandora’s business model in its complaint, basically claiming that Pandora’s user base is faltering so much that it has to trick PayPal’s customers into accidentally clicking on the streaming app. Read More >>