PayPal Apologizes to Cryptome

The Register explains that the payment service finally responded to co-founder and site operator, John Young. They claim the seizure of his account balance was a mistake but he is far from mollified.

From an email thread posted on the site:

Your apology is inadequate for the harm caused by PayPal’s actions to me, my website Cryptome.org and its donors.

PayPal has never provided a complete and credible explanation for its limitation of my account and confiscation of $5,300.

Young goes on to take issue with allegations made to The Register by staff at PayPal. Regardless of the particulars, the general outline of his complaint matches their handing of the repeated shutdown of Wikileaks’ account as well. None of the incidences has provided any adequate explanation or accountable actions to prevent such mistakes from being made again.

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