News & Articles
57 results:

Anti-Pornhub Attorney Expands Strategy to 'Name and Shame' Finance Companies

A legal team headed by attorney Michael J. Bowe has expanded its strategy in a series of ongoing legal actions against Aylo, over user-uploaded content on Pornhub allegedly involving minors, this time targeting finance companies that have backed or worked with the company formerly known as Mindgeek.


Upcoming Visa Price Changes to Registration, Transaction Fees

Visa is updating its fee structure. Effective April 1, both the card brand’s initial nonrefundable application fee and annual renewal fee will increase from $500 to $950. Visa is also introducing a fee of 10 cents for each settled transaction, and 10 basis points — 0.1% — on the payment volume of certain merchant accounts.

Jonathan Corona ·

Investors Consolidate Lawsuits Against Visa Over MindGeek Payment Processing

A Delaware Chancery Court on Monday consolidated three stockholder lawsuits aiming to hold Visa liable for the alleged monetization of user-uploaded CSAM content posted to MindGeek tube sites.


Visa Unveils New Regulations for Content Providers

While many of us were winding down summer vacations in August, Visa quietly released its updated guidelines that address user-uploaded content. Processors like us just received the update in October.

Cathy Beardsley ·

Segpay Introduces 'Segcard' Visa Debit for Payouts

Segpay has introduced the Segcard Visa debit card for payouts to content creators and affiliates.

Tumblr CEO: 'Credit Card Companies Are Anti-Porn'

The CEO of Automattic, the company that owns Tumblr, said it is impossible for the internet to be “porn-friendly” currently because, among other reasons, “credit card companies are anti-porn.”

Continuing Campaign Against MindGeek, Investor Bill Ackman Targets Discover

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman is continuing his campaign to financially isolate MindGeek and its subsidiaries, this time by targeting credit card company Discover in social media posts and inviting members of the public to join a class action suit against the adult company.

Visa Bows to Media Pressure, Suspends MindGeek's TrafficJunky

In the face of media pressure from billionaire investor Bill Ackman, religiously inspired anti-porn activist Laila Mickelwait and attorney Michael Bowe, who formerly represented Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell Jr., Visa announced today that it will suspend card acceptance for MindGeek’s ad network TrafficJunky until further notice. 

Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman, Anti-Porn Activist Laila Mickelwait Target Visa, Pornhub on CNBC

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman teamed up with religiously motivated anti-porn crusader Laila Mickelwait on CNBC today, to target Visa for processing payments for MindGeek and Pornhub.

California Judge Rules Visa Can Be Tried as MindGeek's 'Co-Conspirator'

A controversial California federal judge ruled on Friday against Visa’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit alleging it “conspired” with MindGeek to profit from CSAM.

Anti-Porn Lobby NCOSE Urges Action Against Netflix for 'Normalizing' Sex Work

Religiously inspired anti-porn lobby NCOSE released yesterday its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of companies it alleges are “major contributors to sexual exploitation" and encourages its followers to target.

MobiusPay Integrates With Visa's 'Order Insight' Platform

MobiusPay has announced a "direct integration" of its Dispute Resolution Service with Visa’s Order Insight platform.


Visa Fraud Monitoring Program Explained

When it comes to owning a business, some merchants are victims of criminal fraud. This happens more often than people would like to admit.

Jonathan Corona ·

Reuters Report: Visa Resumes Card Use for 'Professional Content' MindGeek Sites

According to a Reuters report, Visa announced today that it “has allowed usage of its cards on MindGeek’s platforms that host professionally generated content,” although it continues the suspension of card use on the company’s tube site Pornhub “until pending investigations are complete.”

EFF Warns Against Giving Credit Cards 'Censorship Power'

Prominent digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published an editorial yesterday warning about the censorship power of credit card companies, after Visa and Mastercard cut off Pornhub from their payment networks.

Pornhub Responds to Visa and Mastercard Decision, New York Times Allegations

Pornhub has released two statements about yesterday’s announcement by Visa and Mastercard that their cards would no longer be accepted on the platform, following an editorial by Nicholas Kristof published by the New York Times, which makes a number of allegations against the company.

Visa, Mastercard Freeze Card Use on Pornhub

Credit card giant Mastercard Inc. released a statement today saying it will not allow their cards to be used for payments on Pornhub.


Visa and Mastercard Plans Delayed by Unexpected Crisis

One of the critical changes companies should be aware of is that credit card networks are looking at changes in their interchange schedules until July.

Jonathan Corona ·

MobiusPay Issues Advisory About VISA High-Brand Risk Categories

MobiusPay has issued an advisory regarding recent updates to VISA's high-brand risk (HBR) acquiring programs, set to take effect October 17, 2020.

NETbilling Highlights New VISA Trial Subscription Rules

NETbilling is offering guidance on VISA's revised rules applying to merchants offering free or introductory trials that roll into recurring subscription fees.