There are 193 countries on this planet. Paypal provides service to 45 out of 193. I am assuming that all of those 45 countries have people of color with all socioeconomic backgrounds and all kinds of technological support levels. This, in my opinion, is not a racial game being played by paypal. Can either of you name a company on this earth that refuses to profit from anybody’s currency? We are are brother’s and sister’s under the skin when it comes to money and profits.
There may well be a problem with the e-commerce side of things that may not be making Paypal too profitable in Africa, not to mention all the non-African countries that are not being supported by paypal at this time. Do you know if processes are in developement now to re-include the African continent back into the paypal fold?
Also, have you considered that they may have needed to shore up and secure the system, so that consumer confidence and trust remains high?Perhaps there has been a security breach and they need to close up shop to do code reviews or unit testing, or create cryptographic techniques and authentication techniques to ensure the security that people expect when they do business over the internet.
Computer security is a highly complex field, and it is relatively immature. It takes a ton of money to maintain and protect it from flaws and hackers and I don’t believe for a minute that it is in any way racially motivated. If you have proof that it is , I’m right behind you with indignation. Paypal has pulled out of Africa for now, they didn’t say forever. Let’s try to give them the benefit of the doubt as we should do for anybody.
Who knows, perhaps with all the billions of dollars in ongoing litigation (class action lawsuits), maybe they are going bust even though e-bay is behind them. Many consumers are frustrated with paypal because they have a policy and history of closing accounts and withholding funds for reasons they will not disclose. Paypal is not subject to normal banking regulations,so consumers do not have any of the legal safeguards that they would have to protect them if they were dealing with a convential bank.
Lastly guys, the United States Department of Homeland Security was created in 2002 in response to an attack that happened on September 11, 2001. Remember that one? Plane loads of innocent people were rammed into buildings full of innocent people in lower Manhattan, rammed into a well-known building on the Potomac river, and rammed into the fertile farmland in northern Pennsylvania. We lost 2,823 innocent souls on that day. The Department of Homeland Security was created primarily to conglomerate existing federal agencies so that they will do something like they should have done before 9/11/01 — SHARE INFORMATION that may have helped thwart another attack from people that want to kill us. Likewise, the U.S. Patriot Act of (November) 2001 was enacted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It passed in the Senate 98-1. The chief architect of the act was assistant attorny general Viet D. Dinh who knows more than enough about what true government oppression really is. You see, U.S. laws are not enacted on this scale because our government just wants to harass us for no reason, there is a cause and effect. It is the duty of the President to protect the people of his or her country. I have never had my rights intruded upon, nor has any of my family, friends or acquaintences. I have nothing to hide and nothing to fear. I’m more concerned that they are not doing enough as there are many rich targets not being scrutinized and protected.
I’d be more impressed if these millionare protesters like Whoopi, Chris Rock and Howard Stern were out there protesting the bigger fish who really stomp on people’s human rights and freedoms wilst they sit pretty, safe, rich and comfortable in their mansions whining about, really nothing. Where are their voices when the warlords in Somalia and the corrupt dictators kill and burn people in their humble villages? Is anybody concerned or protesting about that nut case dictator in North korea who is sitting on 5-6 nuclear bombs? Haven’t heard a squeak fromthe likes of them, and these situations are very dire.
One of many great things about the U.S. is I can write this and not have to fear a be-headng or a trip to my local mass grave(remember a guy named Saddam)? I can say what I want to because we all have the precious gift of freedom in the United States. I have no fear of the U.S.Patriot Act or the Homeland Security Department. A friend, who happens to be an immigrant from Somalia, just became a U.S. citizen at a ceremony here in Columbus. She cried after the swearing in and said she loves America because we have laws that are enforced. There is no chaos or uncertainty. We have a predictable flow of electricity, food, educational opportunity,etc. And some complain about library books and bank accounts surveillience? Small price to sacrifice for hoping to prevent another 9/11.
The 9/11 commission report is a must read for anyone making light of laws that may prevent another terrorist attack. I got mine at Sam’s Club for four bucks. It’s not too dry,either,for a government book, but no pictures…
Hey! I know this is a hair consumer website, but this is the ‘comments welcome’ section. I guess we can relate this to hair though - some of the stuff I said is a little “hair-raising”. Read the 9/11 Commission Report and that will really raise your hair, that is if you got any left after your trip to your friendly electrologist or in some cases, laser practitioner.