PayPal: "No intention" of blocking Safari

PayPal: "No intention" of blocking Safari

Summary: In response to my piece yesterday that PayPal may ban Safari for being unsafe, PayPal public relations firm sent me the following email stating in no unspecific terms that "We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website."Hi Jason,PayPal is developing features to block customers from logging into PayPal when using obsolete browsers on outdated or unsupported operating systems.

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PayPal: “No intention” of blocking SafariIn response to my piece yesterday that PayPal may ban Safari for being unsafe, PayPal public relations firm sent me the following email stating in no unspecific terms that "We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website."

Hi Jason,

PayPal is developing features to block customers from logging into PayPal when using obsolete browsers on outdated or unsupported operating systems. An example of such a browser/OS combination might be, for example, Internet Explorer 4 running on Windows 98. We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website.

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  • Apple lawyers have been busy this week!

    First they strong arm PowerPay into dropping Psystar, now they are threatening PayPal. Hmm, seems that Apple is the new 1,000lb gorilla!!
    NonZealot
    • No surprise here

      Apple has a 1000 LB megalomaniac Gorilla for a CEO!
      Crestview
  • RE: PayPal:

    Good to know. Safari is a modern secure browser like Firefox and IE.
    Viklund
  • Safari

    I think all Apple products should be banned from everywhere. I'm not just "saying" that, I have used them for too many years, bad taste in my mouth. Even Firefox is better.
    Crestview
    • Well, yes..

      you are just 'saying' that.

      I've used Apple products for only a couple of years, and they
      are leaving a good taste in my mouth, so, therefore, you
      must be wrong.
      msalzberg
      • What???

        That isn't logic, it's dumb, and you know it.

        ...good thing I already know that you are simply illustrating to this person how dumb they sound, or it could have been a long reply post. lol

        Said it before, will say it again - whatever floats your boat, even if I require something different to float mine. Aren't we happy we have choices at all?
        laura.b
    • I too notice the bitterness

      When I was a young lad Apple products were great. They seemed much larger in the market then than they do today. And now these so called Delicious apples are leaving a bitter taste in my mouth. Granny Smith.... puhleez. Not my Granny.

      Even apple pie has been tainted.
      dbisse@...
  • strange...

    i have been using apple computers since 1996. i stopped using them between 1998 and 2001, and they have MARKEDLY improved since 96, IMO.
    lostarchitect
  • PayPal is only trying to extend their influence.

    PayPal is only trying to extend their influence. They don't have a lot to loose by this stunt as most of the phishing issues they suffer from come from Internet Explorer. However if they can strong arm a company and set a precedence, then other companies will take note and PayPal gains influential power in areas they previously had none. They have an agenda, obviously, that goes beyond just this.

    Apple is a victim here. A target of opportunity because they don't have in their browser this one useless feature. Because of this, their motivation is transparent.

    It's similar in nature to NBC saying that their concerned about piracy of their tv shows when in reality it's about pricing.
    People
    • MAYBE - Mac-Pay COMPETITOR?

      With all the "i" street-smarts, create a real competitor to PayPal etc and give the public real service.
      drbiz
    • MAYBE Mac-Pay or iPAY" COMPETITOR?

      With all the "i" street-smarts, create a real competitor to PayPal etc and give the public real service.
      drbiz
  • RE: PayPal:

    I am still dumb founded by any company, of any value, even thinking of looking to PP for any kind of help. I for one do not do business with anyone that makes this "crap" company part of there operations. The Weather Channel does this and I would guess loses many customers as a result. If the narrow sighted owners of these companies only know what kind of PR this company (PP) does for there company, I would guess the C?O would wake up and unload PP junk pile.
    n.mason@...