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[liberationtech] PayPal freezes MailPile's account

Yosem Companys companys at
Thu Sep 5 08:56:00 PDT 2013

They must have not heard about Diaspora:

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From: rysiek <rysiek at>
Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 4:09 AM
Subject: PayPal freezes MailPile's account
To: cypherpunks at

Hi there,

You might remember MailPile, the privacy-aware, encryption-supporting

Today PayPal froze MailPile's account with $45k on it:

PayPal's comment:
"Please provide an itemized budget and your development goal dates for your

MailPile team's comment:
"After going round and round on the phone with PayPal, I am left with the
 strong feeling that this entrpreneurial freedom is in jeopardy. If PayPal
 financial risks to mitigate, why is that specially true in our case? Are
 risks larger because we are successful?"

inb4 "why would they use PayPal" -- from what I've heard they didn't plan it
originally but it was brought in by popular demand.

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