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Markslist: Facebook touts its own tat bazaar

Facebook is looking to kill yet another reason to ever leave its walled garden with the launch of a classifieds service. The Facebook Marketplace will allow users to post item listings and then complete the sale outside of the social network. Users can post their ads for free and use the listings for either new or used items …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Oct 2016
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In the name of love, don't scalp your U2 aka Dreamfest tickets, warns Salesforce

For the second time in three weeks, delegates are flooding into San Francisco for a big conference – last month it was Oracle OpenWorld and now the Salesforce Dreamforce conference kicks off on Tuesday. Dreamforce sold out early this year, with the $1,799 tickets getting snapped up more quickly than expected. As with anything …
Iain Thomson, 3 Oct 2016
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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

A Massachusetts accountant has vowed never to sell anything on Craigslist again, after getting embroiled in a nearly seven-year legal fight over the quality of a printer he sold online. In 2009, Doug Costello sold a monochrome printer to Gersh Zavodnik in Indiana for $40, plus about $25 in shipping charges. Shortly afterwards …
Iain Thomson, 6 Jun 2016

Man hires 'court hacker' on Craigslist ... who turned out to be a cop

A Pennsylvanian bloke will spend two to four years behind bars for trying to hire a hacker on Craigslist to erase his court fines. Zachary Landis, 27, admitted to Lancaster County Court he tried to hire someone to illegally access court records and strike a $16,000 debt he owed for previous charges. That someone wasn't a …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Nov 2015

Assange: 'If anyone knows about reckless behaviour, it's me'

QuoTW This week brought with it the death of journalism and the the exit of Stephen Elop from Microsoft. Here's some of the better quotes the week brought us as well: Brendan Eich, noted for the creation of JavaScript, said that he wouldn't mind seeing the standard become a bit easier to work with. He laid out his vision for the …
Team Register, 21 Jun 2015
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Parting is such sweet sorrow: eBay sells fat stake in Shakespeare-crazed Craigslist

Web tat bazaar eBay is selling its 28.4 per cent stake in Craigslist, and is dropping its legal action against the classified ads site. eBay bought its stake in Craigslist back in 2004 for $32m. It was an odd move – Craigslist is a very strange company by eBay's standards, deliberately keeping revenues low due to the personal …
Iain Thomson, 19 Jun 2015

Craigslist pushes punters to YouTube, hacker site

Craigslist is asking users to flush their DNS after one or more pranksters twice changed the DNS records of the popular flesh and furniture classifieds site so it redirects users to a website and video. The attack, launched on 23 November, saw some users to some pages redirected to a site previously used in 2008 to sell stolen …
Darren Pauli, 25 Nov 2014
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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

Just five Nigerian criminal gangs are behind a widespread type of fraud targeting sellers on Craigslist. The Lads from Lagos are going to considerable lengths of investing time and money in order to make their scams more plausible, according to a study by George Mason University researchers Damon McCoy and Jackie Jones. The …
John Leyden, 11 Sep 2014
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US court rules IP address cloaks may break law

If you're a normal Internet user, you probably think you have the right to access anything that's put before the public. Not any more, at least in America, where the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been invoked to support a user-specific ban on accessing a Website, and in which the use of a proxy to circumvent a block has been …
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Seattle: we built this city, we built this city in Ram'n'Rom

Old circuit boards clutter up landfill across the world, but with creativity and a little time on your hands, you could turn discarded computer parts into miniature cities instead. Check out this Ram-packed replica of Seattle's skyline. Seattle cityscape made from computer parts Network engineer Ali Difaez grabbed his glue …
Caleb Cox, 28 Jun 2012
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Apple fanboi offers to change name to get WWDC ticket

A crazed Apple fanboi has offered to change his name by deed poll to the name of whoever will sell him a ticket to the Apple dev conference in June. In an ad posted on Craigslist, the man (we assume he's a man) lays out his offer: "I will legally change my name to yours for a WWDC ticket – $1,600." Apple WWDC 2012 poster, …
Anna Leach, 27 Apr 2012
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Feds probe eBay over Craigslist plunder allegations

US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into allegations eBay employees stole confidential information from Craigslist, according to a grand jury subpoena. The two internet companies have been slugging it out in the civil courts for years, with Craigslist insisting eBay used its stake in the classified ad website …
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Apple cloud strategy changes with the weather

Apple is looking to build up its cloud computing engineering team. Or maybe not. A discreet ad looking for a cloud engineer was spotted yesterday by Apple Insider. The ad, as reproduced by Apple Insider, calls for a "cloud systems software engineer" for a "full time" position in which the successful candidate(s) will get to " …
Joe Fay, 14 Apr 2011
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Craigslist to tell Congress why it cut adult ads

Craigslist is to explain to a Congressional committee why it removed ads for escorts and other adult services and replaced the section with the word "censored". The site has been under attack for supposedly supporting the trafficking of minors, despite employing lawyers to pre-screen every advert before it appeared in the …
John Oates, 14 Sep 2010
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Flyover states up attacks on Craigslist

Attorneys-general from 17 US states have signed an open letter to Craigslist calling for the immediate closure of its adult services section. The free ads site introduced manual screening of adverts by qualified attorneys in May but the lawyers insist this is not enough. Activists began the new round of attacks with half-page …
John Oates, 26 Aug 2010
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Craigslist 'killer' kills himself

Philip Markoff, the man accused of using Craigslist to hire sex workers who he then attacked, has been found dead in his cell where he was awaiting trial. Markoff was accused of the murder of Julissa Brisman at the Copley Marriott Hotel back in April 2009. He was also charged with the armed robbery of another woman who he also …
John Oates, 16 Aug 2010
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Nokia betas Craigslist for the third world

Nokia has started testing Nokia Listings in India - a service much like Craigslist, only without the internet. Instead of expecting users to have computers, or even smartphones, Nokia Listings uses GPRS and runs on Series 40 handsets to provide information to the barely-connected. The service can even fall back on SMS …
Bill Ray, 6 Aug 2010
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Craigslist subpoenaed over thriving adult services ads

Already under fire for its thriving Adult Services section, Craigslist on Monday was subpoenaed by Connecticut's top law enforcement official, who is investigating whether the site is doing enough to get rid of ads for prostitution and other illegal activity. The demand came from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal …
Dan Goodin, 4 May 2010

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