The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Saturday, March 06, 2010

More problems for Cryptome

Last week, I wrote about the whistle-blowing website Cryptome, which was shut down by Network Solutions after a DMCA complaint from Microsoft. Microsoft relented under the bad publicity and withdrew their complaint and Cryptome is now back on the air.

Today, it seems that Cryptome's problems are not over yet. As reported by SlashDot, Paypal has taken it upon themselves to freeze Cryptome's accounts in preparation for dropping them completely.

I guess the moral of the story is: if your site is at all controversial, don't depend on Paypal.


Anonymous ceebee said...

That is horrible what paypal has done. There are many alternatives and similar services out there. There's RME [a.k.a Revolution Money Exchange], Alertpay, Amazon Payments [a.k.a. Amazon Simple Pay], Moneybookers, Obopay, Google Checkout payments, just to name a few. There's plenty out there to pick and choose from.

As the old saying goes, don't put your eggs in one basket.

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