Visa and MasterCardFollowing the introduction of restrictions in regard to the sharing sites, MasterCard and Visa have begun to take action against the VPN-providers.

During this week, a Swedish payments provider “Payson” has restricted access to the service of anonymization, after having received appropriate instructions from the operators of credit card systems. VPN provider iPredator that was established by the co-founder of the portal The Pirate Bay Peter Sunde said that they apply legal efforts to unlock the service.

Independent experts say that the actions of Visa and MasterCard, probably dictated by the struggle with the affiliate programs of VPN-providers and sharing sites. Earlier, payment system PayPal has begun cutting payments to such suppliers. In addition, it is possible that in the future the system will block the payments to a wider range of suppliers of anonymization. Continue reading