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[liberationtech] PayPal freezes MailPile's account

Michael Powers michael at mpowers.net
Thu Sep 5 09:15:13 PDT 2013


PayPal is probably the biggest reason Trsst didn't go with Indiegogo.  

  - Michael
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http://trsst.com
63%+ 8 days to go!


On Sep 5, 2013, at 11:56 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:

> They must have not heard about Diaspora:
> 
> http://blog.flattr.net/2011/10/the-case-diaspora-and-their-frozen-45000/
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: rysiek <rysiek at hackerspace.pl>
> Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 4:09 AM
> Subject: PayPal freezes MailPile's account
> To: cypherpunks at al-qaeda.net
> 
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> You might remember MailPile, the privacy-aware, encryption-supporting webmail:
> http://mailpile.is/
> 
> Today PayPal froze MailPile's account with $45k on it:
> http://www.mailpile.is/blog/2013-09-05_PayPal_Freezes_Campaign_Funds.html
> http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mailpile-taking-e-mail-back?c=activity
> 
> PayPal's comment:
> "Please provide an itemized budget and your development goal dates for your
>  project"
> 
> MailPile team's comment:
> "After going round and round on the phone with PayPal, I am left with the very
>  strong feeling that this entrpreneurial freedom is in jeopardy. If PayPal has
>  financial risks to mitigate, why is that specially true in our case? Are the
>  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.
> 
> --
> Pozdr
> rysiek
> 
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