Mastercard

  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case 25-04-2013 06:54 AM

    London: WikiLeaks has said it has secured a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard on donations for the secret-spilling site. Visa and MasterCard were among half a dozen major US financial firms to pull the plug on WikiLeaks following its decision to...
  • Google launches its first Google Wallet app 20-09-2011 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Google has announced the release of its Google Wallet application that can enable phones to make payments. The app is being initially offered on Sprint's network in the US for Sprint Nexus S 4G phones. Google had first announced the app in May 2011. Google Wallet enables users...
  • WikiLeaks files complaint over Visa, Mastercard 15-07-2011 11:09 AM

    London: WikiLeaks and the Icelandic IT company DataCell filed a formal complaint to the European Commission on Thursday, saying payment companies Visa Europe and MasterCard Inc violated EU antitrust laws by blocking donations. Visa Europe, which runs the largest card network in the European Union, and MasterCard blocked WikiLeaks from...
  • WikiLeaks getting credit card funds 08-07-2011 07:28 AM

    London: WikiLeaks has again begun accepting credit card donations, a company affiliated with the secret-spilling site said Thursday. Andreas Fink, the chief executive of Icelandic payment processor DataCell, told The Associated Press that Visa and MasterCard were again processing payments to WikiLeaks after a seven-month hiatus. Fink claimed the move...
  • Rupay to substitute Mastercard, Visa in India 22-06-2011 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: The much talked about India's 'Rupay' cards are here and it may not be long before it replaces the logos of Visa and Mastercard. Rupay or Rupee Pay is the new card payment scheme launched by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), a company started three years back...
  • Google working on mobile payment technology 28-03-2011 05:55 PM

    Bangalore: Google is joining Citigroup and Mastercard to set up a mobile payment system that will turn Android phones into a kind of electronic wallet, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The new technology, which is in its early stages, will allow consumers to wave...
  • Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks account 19-12-2010 04:41 PM

    Washington: Bank of America Corporation has joined several other financial institutions in refusing to handle payments for WikiLeaks, the latest blow to the secret-releasing organisation's efforts to continue operating under pressure from governments and the corporate world. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank's move adds to similar actions by Mastercard Inc...
  • Facebook, Twitter delete pro-WikiLeaks hackers' accounts 10-12-2010 12:33 PM

    London: Facebook and Twitter deleted the accounts of cyber activists who targeted Visa and other Internet payment sites that sought to block the WikiLeaks website after its release of US diplomatic cables. Facebook confirmed it had removed the activists' Operation Payback site on Thursday because it was promoting a distributed...
  • Visa becomes next target for WikiLeaks backers 09-12-2010 11:47 AM

    New York: The websites for Visa and MasterCard were inaccessible for parts of Wednesday, likely the result of attacks by WikiLeaks supporters who are angry that the credit card companies had stopped processing donations to the organization. Both MasterCard and Visa said that cardholders' accounts were not at risk and...
  • Attack on MasterCard site a grass-roots effort 09-12-2010 11:32 AM

    Boston: Advocates of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly built a cyber army that took down MasterCard Inc's website using simple tools posted on the Web. MasterCard's website was shut down for much of the day on Wednesday as a group calling itself AnonOps organized a "Denial of Service" attack on...
  • WikiLeaks supporters attack MasterCard site 08-12-2010 07:01 PM

    London: Hackers have crashed the website of credit card firm MasterCard in apparent retaliation for its blocking of donations to the Wikileaks website, the BBC and other media reported on Wednesday. MasterCard was not immediately available to comment. The website did not appear to be available online. Web activists calling...
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