PayPal says sorry to Cryptome

No you're not


PayPal's chief of legal affairs has apologised to Cryptome after the eBay-owned payment service confiscated its funds without explanation. John Muller, ultimately responsible for setting PayPal's guidelines, says the payment company made a mistake. He adds that he was a fan and former donor to Cryptome.

Operator John Young says it's not enough. Insult was added to injury when a PR contacted The Register last week, falsely claiming the account had been restored, but more importantly alleging unspecified illegal activity.

Writes Young:

PayPal's actions have caused damage to my reputation and Cryptome's, loss of funds and impugnment of the intentions of hundreds of supporting donors.

A meaningful PayPal response for its unsubstantiated attack on me, my web site and donors would address these serious damages and provide an amelioration commensurate with their gravity.

More at Cryptome, here. ®


Keep Reading

GitHub restores DMCA-hit youtube-dl code repo after source patched to counter RIAA's takedown demand

Software warehouse also pledges to review claims better, $1m defense fund for open-source coders

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

Internal probe went all the way to the former CEO, CCO after 'smut, fake pig's head, more sent to couple'

Something a bit phishy in your inbox? You can now email suspected frauds straight to Blighty's web takedown cops

National Cyber Security Centre publishes scam-busting address

Feds throw book at eBay execs who deny they had anything to do with cyberstalking of site's critics

James Baugh, David Harville hit with several new counts

Ex-eBay global intel staffers to admit they cyberstalked online tat bazaar's critics – who got pig heads, funeral wreath, and more in the mail

Four to plead guilty, accused senior bosses insist they weren't involved

Another eBay exec pleads guilty after couple stalked, harassed for daring to criticize the internet tat bazaar

Former cop admits conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, too

Like other tech giants, Netflix gets govt takedown demands – and impressively, none of them involve Adam Sandler

Nor any requests to remove the works of Rob Schneider, Kevin James, or Ashton Kutcher, sadly

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

Updated Fraud is a big issue for etailer, but there are privacy and consent concerns too

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020