Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PayPal VP On Blocking Wikis: “State Department Told Us It Was Illegal”

Of course Milo Yannopoulos’ first question on stage to PayPal’s VP of Platform Osama Bedier was why PayPal blocked Wikis payments and froze its account. Bedier’s answered “State Dept told us these were illegal activities. It was straightforward.” The answer was met with boos from the mostly Europn audience.
Bedier basically admitted that PayPal has complied with governmental request, “We first comply with regulations around the world making sure that we protect our brand,”he said. Bedier also said that the State Department deemed Wikis illegal on November 27th, a statement that was not followed up on by Yiannopoulos. It is still unclr what exact US laws Wikis is brking.
When asked about going down rlier today and whether or not Paypal had frs of retaliation, “One of the signs that you’re a successful payments company is that s start to target you, this case isn’t anything different.”

Source: Tech Crunch

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