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PayPal Will Soon Stop Protecting You From Bad Crowdfunding Projects

It’s a well established fact that backing a crowdfunded campaign is like playing with fire. Unfortunately for backers everywhere, however, there’s yet another roadblock in the way of getting that cash back: PayPal is taking away its purchase protection for crowdfunded payments.

Why You Should Care If Apple Pay Comes To Websites

A report in Recode today suggests that Apple is planning to bring Apple Pay to websites later this year, which will let you buy stuff online with your iPhone. An incremental change to a marginally popular payment service doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s arguably the biggest payment move Apple has ever made.

Netflix Geo-Blocking Crackdown Hits PayPal Users

The game of cat and mouse between Netflix and those customers trying to sneak into watching content from overseas libraries has taken an interesting turn, with e-payments service PayPal refusing to process payments from at least one virtual private network (VPN) provider.

PayPal Is Blocking Payments To VPN Providers

Although using a VPN isn’t illegal, it is getting more difficult. Joining in on Netflix’s attempt to clamp down on viewers breaching terms of service by utilising VPNs to avoid geo-blocking restrictions, PayPal has now begun removing its services to VPN providers.

PayPal's Two-Hour Outage Could Have Cost Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

Despite some slightly questionable practices, PayPal continues to be the best (or only) way for millions of online businesses to take your money. So an outage, even just a few hours long, can cost millions.

PayPal Launches Service That Will Complement Venmo In The US

Do you like Venmo? Then you’re going to love, a new Venmo-like payment platform by PayPal, Venmo’s parent company. It works a lot like Venmo except, you know, it’s PayPal instead.

PayPal's Shady New User Agreement Opts You Into Robocalls

PayPal, a company that specialises in online payments and screwing over its customers, has a new user agreement. Headlining the changes is a new provision that will let PayPal bombard your phone lines with robocalls — and there’s no opt-out. It’s put up, or get lost.

The Worst PayPal Horror Stories

Yesterday, PayPal agreed to pay customers $US15 million for ripping them off over the past few years. After I wrote about it, reader horror stories started flooding my inbox and comments.

PayPal Has To Pay $25 Million For Being Sketchy As Hell

After the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint against PayPal today, the company quickly agreed to refund $US15 million to customers it ripped off over the past few years.

This SpaceX Parody Of Uptown Funk Is Just Brilliant

SpaceX, we go bold / We launch rockets, we write code. That’s the incredibly high quality of lyric that you can expect from this SpaceX-themed parody of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, but don’t dismiss it straight away because of that. It’s actually really, really good.

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