Legal threat to Visa, MasterCard over Wikileaks move

DataCell, an Icelandic company that facilitates donations to WikiLeaks, says it's been losing revenue since the credit card companies decided to stop processing payments to the whistle-blowing site.

A hosting company has said it will take immediate legal action against Visa and MasterCard over the payments companies' refusal to process donations for whistleblower site Wikileaks.

DataCell EHF, a hosting company based in Iceland, facilitates donations to Wikileaks. DataCell said that it had been losing revenue since Visa and Mastercard decided to stop processing Wikileaks' donations.

"DataCell EHF... has decided to take up immediate legal actions (sic) to make donations possible again," said DataCell chief executive Andreas Fink in a statement on Wednesday.

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