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Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks

Posted by on July 8, 2011 0 Comment

Visa says it has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks after briefly accepting payments.

Visa and MasterCard were two of several financial and Internet services companies that severed their ties to WikiLeaks following its disclosure of thousands of confidential U.S. documents.

DataCell chief executive Andreas Fink said on Thursday his site was accepting credit card payments on behalf of the secret-spilling site, an announcement that appeared to catch Visa off guard.

Visa said on Friday that an acquiring bank had briefly accepted payments to DataCell but that the issue has now been resolved.

It’s not clear whether donations to WikiLeaks were fully processed, and, if so, how much money made it to the Internet group’s coffers. Hindu

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