[clug] The 1st Internet Tax is here.

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 13 06:27:39 GMT 2008

Pre-paid Credit Cards sound like a great idea! Without having thought
through the privacy and security possibilities, they sound like they
fit my bill even better than I had imagined (no need to implement
anything new). I'll be looking into getting one tomorrow...

Of course, none of this helps the OPs concerns. But nothing in my idea
was ever going to help him out in any case...


Bob Edwards.

Neill Cox wrote:
> The NAB at least sell pre-paid credit cards and when I bought one they 
> didn't ask for ID.
>     In the US you can buy prepaid credit cards, which are a lot like
>     this. Note that you still need to provide ID to the credit card
>     company (IIRC).
>         Paypal sort of goes some of the way, but I still need to get credit
>         into it somehow and it again uses a single identity for all
>         purchases.
>         I suspect that credit card purchasing online is a "good-thing"
>         as far
>         as law-enforcement may be concerned, but there are clear
>         civil-liberty
>         issues involved.
>         Maybe Google can come up with something?
>     Well, Google Checkout is pretty close. Only Google has your credit
>     card details, and you don't need to even give the vendor your email
>     address (Google will proxy that traffic and stop it if you wish).
>     Mikal
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