[clug] The 1st Internet Tax is here.
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 08:27:59 GMT 2008
On 2008/Nov/13, at 6:15 AM, Robert Edwards wrote:
> I'd like to see a whole nother online payment paradigm made available.
> What I would like to be able to do is to rock up to a local eg.
> convenience store and buy a token (think of a phonecard or similar)
> with cash or whatever which I can then use to purchase stuff off of
> the Internet, without giving up my (personal, identity-revealing)
> credit card details which can be used to track my eg. purchasing
> patterns etc.
Not sure if it works in Australia yet though.
> 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?
> Bob Edwards.
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