Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
Use VirusBarrier X6 to Find Internet Traffic Paths

Need to find out who owns a domain name, or where your traffic is being routed? VirusBarrier X6 has a number of network monitoring tools, including a built-in Whois search tool, and a Traceroute feature. If you use the latter, you can even display a map after the traceroute has completed, showing exactly where in the world data passes between your Mac and a selected IP address.

Visit Intego

 
 

Credit Card Companies Pressure PayPal to Censor Ebook Publishers

Send Article to a Friend

TechDirt has solid coverage of the latest news in Internet censorship — credit card companies are pressuring PayPal to force ebook publisher Smashwords to stop selling titles whose themes may be deemed obscene. Put simply, this is wrong. Who appointed credit card companies the arbiters of what speech is acceptable?favicon follow link

 

Comments about Credit Card Companies Pressure PayPal to Censor Ebook Publishers

Michelle Steiner  2012-03-05 17:14
I think that PayPal is lying about being forced by the credit card companies.
concerned person  2012-03-06 15:39
Paypal is doing this for economic reasons. It is well known that there are higher chargebacks on purchases of racy literature. Credit card companies can charge sellers higher rates for this, so if Paypal allows these sales, their credit card rates will go up on all credit card sales, not just the ones for these books.