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PayPal Reinstates Fund For WikiLeaker Manning 92

itwbennett writes "PayPal has lifted a temporary restriction placed on the account of Courage to Resist, a group raising funds to support the legal defense of US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was arrested for allegedly downloading classified information and providing it to WikiLeaks. As you may recall, PayPal was embroiled in controversy late last year when it shuttered an account for WikiLeaks amid the controversy over the expose of US State Department documents. PayPal communications director Anuj Nayar said in a blog posting that the decision 'had nothing to do with WikiLeaks.'"
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PayPal Reinstates Fund For WikiLeaker Manning

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  • by Killjoy_NL ( 719667 ) <slashdot AT remco DOT palli DOT nl> on Friday February 25, 2011 @03:36PM (#35315728)

    [quote]PayPal communications director Anuj Nayar said in a blog posting that the decision 'had nothing to do with WikiLeaks.[/quote]

    If anybody believes that, I have another bridge to sell them.

  • by pixelpusher220 ( 529617 ) on Friday February 25, 2011 @03:46PM (#35315848)
    Indeed - from the blog meaculpa

    In a press release issued today, the Courage to Resist organization claimed that their resistance to follow our policy is because PayPal sought to withdraw funds from their checking account. To be clear: PayPal cannot take such action without the authorization of an account holder

    from the statement by Jeff Paterson of Support Network.

    They said they would not unrestrict our account unless we authorized PayPal to withdraw funds from our organization's checking account by default.

    So Paypal, first doesn't call him a liar with that statement, and secondly claims they would never take money from Support Networks bank account without authorization in order to refute the claim that they requested specific authorization to remove money from Support Networks bank account.

    Simply priceless.

  • Re:Slashdot Wins! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Duradin ( 1261418 ) on Friday February 25, 2011 @03:46PM (#35315860)

    Yes, they totally made that decision because a site full of people who hate their service and don't use them anyways (publicly) had their sensibilities hurt. That was just as successful as /.'s campaign to topple the lame Apple.

    Tempest, meet Teacup. Teacup, Tempest. I think you two will get along famously. Oh, you met over Other OS? I'll leave you two to it then.

  • by Compaqt ( 1758360 ) on Friday February 25, 2011 @04:07PM (#35316078) Homepage

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

    With all the recent disclosures, does that apply anymore for anyone other that a naif?

    Would you believe a plan to destroy a journalist's career simply because he supports Wikileaks? All just stupidity? The emails say otherwise [].

"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side." -- Frank Zappa