Want To Know Why Visa & Mastercard Cut Off Wikileaks? Because Its Latest Leak Was About Them...

from the everywhere-you-want-to-be dept

Visa's slogan used to be "Everywhere you want to be," but apparently one place it did not want to be was on Wikileaks. We've already covered how both Visa and MasterCard cut off Wikileaks quite quickly, with MasterCard even going so far as to claim that it did so because of illegal activity by Wikileaks -- despite no charges or convictions for any actual illegal activity.

Just a day later, it seems, we may have some new insight into why this is. Chris Rhodes was the first of a bunch of you to send over the news that the latest cable leak shows that US diplomats worked hard on Visa and MasterCard's behalf in Russia, where the Russian government was working on a new national payment card system, that would likely deprive Visa and MasterCard of transaction fees in Russia. Convenient timing.

Filed Under: russia, wikileaks
Companies: mastercard, visa, wikileaks


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Dec 2010 @ 4:35pm

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    Look, at least the wikileaks cave is full of celebrities.

    Now if by adults you mean the wanking incompetent self-serving people who think they command respect because they got a title well, then you are right, because real adults work hard, are honest have morals and know when they need to apologize for something they did wrong.

    If ever an Asian politician was caught doing that they would be apologizing profusely to everyone, they beat us because they have something we lost along the way, "respect" and "honor to their word", look at how the Toyota chairman handled things and look at how BP did it. One went public embarrassed himself and apologized profusely the other one tried to blame others. You people are like children that when get caught on a lie tried to make others believe it didn't happen, adult people would acknowledge they were caught, apologize and move on.

    What you are doing is not the behavior of anything resembling good behavior at all.

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