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XIPWIRE opens platform to donate to WikiLeaks, after MasterCard, Visa stop

XIPWIRE, the Center City-based mobile payments company, has launched an online platform through which supporters can donate funding to the controversial WikiLeaks and the legal defense fund of its founder Julian Assange, as reported by Raw Story. The move comes after major credit cards Visa and MasterCard, in addition to online payment giant PayPal, halted […]

XIPWIRE, the Center City-based mobile payments company, has launched an online platform through which supporters can donate funding to the controversial WikiLeaks and the legal defense fund of its founder Julian Assange, as reported by Raw Story.

The move comes after major credit cards Visa and MasterCard, in addition to online payment giant PayPal, halted any payments to the nonprofit, which was the mechanism through which thousands of pages of classified U.S. government diplomatic documents were made public.

On the XIPWIRE WikiLeaks page, the following message is posted:

While people may or may not agree with WikiLeaks, we at XIPWIRE believe that anyone who wishes to support the organization through a donation should be able to do so.We are waiving all fees so that 100% of the donations collected will be directly passed on to WikiLeaks.

More from the Baltimore Sun’s technology blog here.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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