PayPal issues tougher measures to file-sharing sites


According to TorrentFreak, PayPal has imposed stricter conditions when it comes to dealing with online file-sharing sites. The company which cut their ties with Wikileaks in 2010, changed their terms of service agreement enabling them to make stringent requirements for these types of websites.

According to the report PayPal now requires that “merchants must prohibit users from uploading files involving illegal content and indicate that users involved in such file transfers will be permanently removed from the service,” and “merchants must provide PayPal with free access to their service, so PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy department can monitor the content.”

PayPal, which is owned by eBay, has received a lot of backlash from file-sharing sites.

According to Pulocker, “This is a complete invasion of privacy on PayPal’s part, as it’s none of their business what files users keep in their account. We have a solid abuse handling policy already, and we don’t feel a third party company has any business snooping on our users.”

PayPal is only one of the many payment service providers that you can use to transfer funds for payment. But it is a convenient way to pay for your subscription or purchases, PayPal to WebMoney transfers are increasingly popular, we expect to see more and more alternatives.

Will PayPal see a decrease in their customers due to their stricter policy?

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