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  • WikiLeaks' payment processor to sue card companies

    WikiLeaks' payment processor said Thursday that it was preparing to sue credit card companies Visa and MasterCard over their refusal to process donations to the secret-spilling website.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2009 file photo, Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, gestures on his arrival at an airport in Tripoli, Libya. Diplomatic cables revealed by WikiLeaks show that the British government feared Libya would take harsh action against it if the Lockerbie bomber died in prison.(AP Photo/File)

    Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks

    Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching attacks on MasterCard, Visa, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank, Sarah Palin and others who have acted against the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange.


  • Claes Borgstrom, the lawyer for the two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden in August, talks to media at his office in Stockholm on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Mr. Borgstrom, whose office is under police protection, denied that the case had anything to do with WikiLeaks or the current U.S. interest in Mr. Assange. (AP Photo/Anders Wiklund)

    Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks

    Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching attacks on MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank and others who have acted against the site and its jailed founder, Julian Assange.


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    Justice sues 3 big credit card firms, may settle with 2

    The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa.


  • "We will not tolerate anti-competitive practices," Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday. (Associated Press)

    Justice settles suit with Visa, MasterCard

    A two-year Justice Department investigation has ended in a settlement with two of the largest U.S. credit card companies and, according to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., a bonus for consumers who might find a little extra money in their pockets.


  • Conyers' wallets

    Americans avail themselves of an abundance of credit, debit and prepay card products.That's what choice is all about. But changes are in the wind on Capitol Hill.


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