How Roblox ‘Beamers’ Get Rich Stealing from Children
Underneath the gaming platform worth $68 billion and used by over half of all children in America is a ballooning and highly profitable ecosystem of hackers and traders.
PSA: Twitter’s New Tip Jar Can Reveal Your Address
Twitter’s new feature to pay users is off to a rough start, as researchers find some issues that may reveal sender or recipient’s personal addresses.
Paypal to Allow Users to Buy and Sell Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
Following the announcement, Bitcoin prices rose to over $12,000.
PayPal Is Stalling Cute Tardigrade Merch—and a Notorious Weapons Dealer Is to Blame
"Tardigrade Limited" is why people are seeing errors while ordering their cute water bear ornaments on PayPal.
Venmo and Paypal Are Stalling Urgent Efforts to Bail People Out of Jail
Transfer limits and security freezes are stalling efforts to get people free from jail in the middle of a pandemic.
PayPal and Venmo Are Letting SIM Swappers Hijack Accounts
Even after being warned by researchers, some companies still haven’t fixed systems that make it easy for hackers to take over accounts.
PayPal Pulls Out of Pornhub, Hurting 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Performers
Pornhub said it's 'devastated' by PayPal's decision to stop payouts to models on its platform.
PayPal Bans YouTuber Who Thinks Non-White People Are a Separate Species
Far-right personality Stefan Molyneux can no longer access one of his primary income streams.
Banks Have the Power to Ruin Your Sex Life
When perfectly legal businesses are blocked from actually making money by banks and services like PayPal, our cultural acceptance of sex is pushed further into the fringes.
How Tech Giants Enable ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners
Spyware to spy on romantic partners is a booming industry, but it doesn’t exist in a vacuum.
PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners
The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.
Gab is back in business after finding a payments processor willing to work with the alt-right
The "Twitter for the alt-right" was kicked off PayPal, Venmo, Square, and Stripe, but now it has "Second Amendment Processing."