PayPal

sex work

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.
Diana Hubbell
8.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

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.
VICE Staff
2.22.19
When Spies Come Home

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.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.20.19
Alt-Right

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."
Tess Owen
1.23.19
cybersecurity

Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds

A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.18
PUA

After PayPal Ban, Men’s Rights Activist Roosh V Shuts Down His Site

After being deplatformed, controversial figures like Roosh Valizadeh and Alex Jones are struggling to make ends meet.
Caroline Haskins
10.2.18
MORE THAN PUBLIC

This Bot Tweets Photos and Names of People Who Bought 'Drugs' on Venmo

Venmo transaction data is public by default. But a programmer has taken that data stream and is tweeting the username and photos of users who buy 'drugs'.
Joseph Cox
7.19.18
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Anti-Trump protests erupt nationwide, Muslim ban proposal is removed from Trump website, 'South Park' quickly re-writes post-election episode, and more.
VICE Staff
11.10.16
politics

Palestinians Say They Need PayPal, But PayPal Isn't Interested

Campaign to give Palestinians access to PayPal builds momentum as British MPs weigh in.
Ben Sullivan
9.13.16
NSFW

Patreon Ends Payments Discrimination Against Adult Content

Thanks to the crowdfunding site, PayPal just got a little more porn friendly.
Lux Alptraum
7.27.16
Money

What's the Most 'Expensive' Emoji, According to Venmo

It's not the burrito emoji.
Gabriela Barkho
7.17.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the estranged wife of the UCLA gunman has been found dead after police discovered a "kill list," Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized, floods in Paris have shut down the Louvre, and more.
Vice Beta
6.3.16
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