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Spike in Consumer Spending Spells Danger

Consumer borrowing shot up $15.5 billion in June—three times more than projected—in the biggest increase in credit in four years, with credit card and other types of revolving debt rising by $5.21 billion—the largest jump since spring of 2008. (more)

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 READ MORE


WikiLeaks Has a New Commercial

The biggest threat to WikiLeaks isn’t the house arrest of Julian Assange or the militaries of frustrated world governments—it’s the financial blockade by PayPal, Bank of America, Visa and other institutions that has cut off $15 million in donations (by WikiLeaks’ estimate).

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Cha-Ching! ‘Visa Tax’ Brings $8 Billion in Fees to Just 10 Banks

Everyone knows you have to pay a municipal sales tax on your purchases, but what about a corporate Visa tax that’s levied by credit card companies?

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 READ MORE



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BofA Cuts Off WikiLeaks

The digital war of position between WikLeaks and those who have something to hide got a bit more barbed as Bank of America, a likely target in the next WikiLeaks documents drama, announced it will refuse to process payments to the website.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 READ MORE



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Assange Ordered Out of Jail on Bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given a bit of a break on Tuesday when a British judge ordered that he be released from jail for the small bail fee of $310,000. However, this small measure of freedom comes with a few strings—and an electronic monitor—attached.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010 READ MORE



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The WikiLeaks Hacker War Rages On

They’ve successfully targeted MasterCard’s and Visa’s websites, but the coalition of hack-savvy cyber-protesters taking the name Anonymous apparently missed their mark when it came to tripping up monster e-retailer Amazon on Thursday. Updated with video

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Payback Time for MasterCard in WikiLeaks Cyber-Clash

A group of hackers organized under the familiar moniker of Anonymous (remember those anti-Scientology demonstrations?) has registered its collective disapproval of MasterCard and the Swedish prosecution authority for participating in the censure of WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange by, fittingly, compromising the functionality of their websites.

Posted on Dec 8, 2010 READ MORE



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New Credit Card Rules Go Into Effect

New rules curbing credit card company shenanigans took effect Sunday, as restrictions on “unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees” will now block the companies from charging excessive levies if users, to cite just one choice example, do not use their cards.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 READ MORE


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