Thursday, December 09, 2010

paypal releases wikileak's funds


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AFP | PayPal is releasing all of the remaining funds in an account set up to raise money for WikiLeaks, but it will no longer accept donations for the site.

John Muller, PayPal's general counsel, announced the move in a blog post late Wednesday in which he said PayPal's decision to restrict the WikiLeaks account was not the result of any pressure from the US government.

Besides PayPal, Mastercard and Visa have also suspended WikiLeaks accounts, choking off donations to the website that has been releasing confidential and embarrassing US diplomatic cables.

The move has triggered cyber attacks in recent days on the websites of the Internet payment and credit card companies by supporters of WikiLeaks.

Muller said "media reports" had "created confusion about PayPal's decision to permanently restrict the account that was raising funds for WikiLeaks."