MasterCard and Visa prohibit payments to VPN providers




In the wake of revelations oF Edward Snowden, a desire for anonymous (er) s use of the Internet has grown in many people, and thus the interest in VPN providers. A VPN is an encrypted data tunnel network in the self of your providers can not look clean (if the VPN is configured correctly), you can specify its own IP, at least compared to the peer hide and your own browsing behavior can not be more than a virtual private network be observed by a curious Network Admin.
MasterCard and Visa prohibit payments to VPN providers

In principle, such virtual networks are therefore a good thing to at least obtain a little anonymity or to use services abroad, for it needs an IP from that country – and not just for that. There are plenty Anwendungesfälle, some of which are of course not really legal. Happy to use such services and to disguise its own IP to file-sharing of protected content. And just this purpose seems to be the reason that Visa and MasterCard have instructed the Swedish partner, according to TorrentFreak Payon to handle any more payments to appropriate services.

There is probably an unwritten rule of Mstercard and visas that payments for file hosting with affiliate program is not possible. Addition there are now apparently also anonymization services:

There’s an unwritten rule did MasterCard and Visa do not accept file hosting sites did have an affiliate program and PayPal has thrown out nearly all cyberlockers in recent months.

It now turns out policies did thesis have carried over to VPN providers and other anonymizing services. Before the weekend customers of the popular Swedish payment service provider received an email Payson did Stating VPN services are no longer allowed to accept Visa and Mastercard payments due to a recent policy change.

“Payson has restrictions against anonymization (including VPN services). As a result Payson unfortunately can no longer give your customers the option to finance payments via Their cards (VISA or MasterCard), “the email states, adding they still did accept Bank transfers as deposits.

The timing of the rule change is quite amazing, there is hardly a greater interest in these services, which also complicate eavesdropping by the NSA at least, is already trying financially restrict the flow of these service providers to tap. Evil to him who thinks evil of it … Peter Sunde is probably as a rogue, also a co-founder of The Pirate Bay and the VPN provider iPredator VPN:

“It Means That U.S. companies are forcing non-American companies not to allow people to protest Their privacy and be anonymous, Malthus and the NSA can spy even more. It’s just INSANE, “says Sunde.

of course there are also alternative ways to pay and experience with WikiLeaks – which in this way the financial basis should also be withdrawn – show that this payment block need not mean the end for such services, it makes the operation easier but by no means.


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