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WikiLeaks prepares to sue Visa and MasterCard

WikiLeaks announced on Friday evening that it and service provider Datacell intend to sue Visa and MasterCard in Europe “for engaging in an unlawful, U.S. influenced, financial blockade.” The two credit card services blocked all payments to WikiLeaks last December, claiming that their “rules prohibit customers from directly or indirectly…

VISA launching ‘digital wallet’ for U.S. banks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Visa Inc, the world’s largest credit and debit card processing network, is building a digital wallet that people can use to pay for things online or with their phones instead of with traditional cards. The network said on Wednesday it is working with several large U.S.…

US hacker pleads guilty to credit card theft

WASHINGTON — A 26-year-old computer hacker pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers, causing losses of more than $36 million. Rogelio Hackett, of Lithonia, Georgia, entered the plea in an Alexandria, Virginia court, the Justice Department said in a statement. US Secret Service special…

Senators urge gov’t to accept green card applications from same sex couples

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is calling on the Obama administration to stop denying green card applications submitted by same sex bi-national couples. The Massachusetts senator and 11 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter (.pdf) to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice Wednesday asking them to hold…

Drudge criticized for Obama playing ‘race card’ banner

President Barack Obama Monday launched the Democratic 2010 mid-term election campaign, calling on his young, multi-racial coalition of first-time voters to throng the polls in November. The conservative Drudge Report announced the news by posting a huge banner in capital letters atop the site: “OBAMA PLAYS RACE CARD: RALLIES BLACKS,…

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