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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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Craigslist faces scrutiny over thriving red-light district

Craigslist is expected to boost revenue by a whopping 22 percent this year thanks in large part to fee-based postings in its adult services section, a new report concludes. About one-third of the $122m Craigslist is expected to bring in in 2010 will come from the adult ads, which often promote the services of prostitutes, …
Dan Goodin, 26 Apr 2010
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Testimony spills messy details in eBay-Craigslist squabble

The founder of Craigslist has admitted that eBay was free to compete with his website under terms of a contract both parties signed, numerous news outlets reported Friday. Craig Newmark also said the online auction house was permitted to access Craigslist confidential data "with some limitations." The admissions, made during …
Dan Goodin, 11 Dec 2009
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eBay wanted to buy Craigslist, Whitman tells judge

eBay wanted to buy Craigslist whole hog when it scooped up a minority stake in the classifieds website in 2004, former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman told a judge on Monday. Whitman said the online tat house was looking to expand into new markets when it purchased a 28 per cent stake in the company from an early Craigslist …
Austin Modine, 7 Dec 2009
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Judge shoots down challenge to Craigslist erotic services

A federal judge has summarily dismissed a lawsuit Chicago's sheriff brought against Craigslist, ruling that the website can't be sued for prostitution ads posted by its users. The decision is a blow to Thomas Dart, the sheriff of Illinois's Cook County, who argued the erotic services section of Craigslist violated prostitution …
Dan Goodin, 21 Oct 2009
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Man beaten and stabbed by Gumtree scammers

Police today warned users of the popular classifieds website Gumtree to be on their guard after a man who responded to a car advert was almost killed in a brutal robbery. On July 30 the 42-year-old took a large amount of cash to meet the supposed seller of a VW Golf in Barking, east London. He was punched, kicked and stabbed …
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Woman charged with cyberbullying teen on Craigslist

A Missouri woman has become the first person to be charged with felony cyberbullying in that state after she allegedly posted photos and personal information of a teenage girl to the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist. Prosecutors said Elizabeth A. Thrasher, 40, posted the 17-year-old's picture, cell phone number, email …
Dan Goodin, 18 Aug 2009
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Man accused of arranging wife's rape on Craigslist

A North Carolina man is accused of arranging to have his wife raped through the personal ads section of Craigslist. The victim, whose name has not been released, called 911 emergency services early Sunday morning and reported a knife-wielding assailant had sexually assaulted her in the bedroom of her Kannapolis home. Police …
Austin Modine, 4 Jun 2009
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Craigslist sues South Carolina attorney general

Craigslist wants a restraining order barring South Carolina's attorney general Henry McMaster from grandstanding threats of criminal charges over the website's adult listings. The online classified site's chief executive, Jim Buckmaster, said Wednesday that Craigslist has filed a lawsuit against McMaster seeking declaratory …
Austin Modine, 20 May 2009
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Craigslist boss wants apology for 'erotic services' attack

Craigslist chief executive Jim Buckmaster is demanding an apology from South Carolina attorney general Henry McMaster for continuing to threaten legal action against the classifieds website over prostitution listings. Last week, Buckmaster bowed to demands from McMaster and several other US law officials to shutter Craigslist' …
Austin Modine, 18 May 2009
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Craigslist shutters 'erotic services' section

Craigslist is shuttering its "erotic services" section after months of resisting demands by state and local law enforcement officials in the US. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan told the AP on Wednesday that the site's current erotic services section will close in seven days and be replaced with a new adult category …
Austin Modine, 13 May 2009
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US prosecutor orders Craigslist 'erotic listings' shutdown

A US prosecutor has told Craigslist that if it doesn't take down all "erotic listings" within 10 days, it will face a criminal investigation and possible charges. South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said today he's sent an open letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster demanding the site immediately shutter all …
Austin Modine, 5 May 2009
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Craigslist founder defends 'erotic' listings

There's only a few PR predicaments worse than having a sensationalized killing named after your business*. Yet, despite intense coverage of the so-called "Craigslist murder," Craig Newmark - founder of the popular online classified service - says there's no plans to shutter the site's "erotic services" section. Newman told ABC …
Austin Modine, 27 Apr 2009
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Police charge suspected Craigslist murderer

Boston Police have charged a 22 year old man over the murder of Julissa Brisman, a Craigslist masseuse found dead at the Copley Marriott Hotel on April 14. Philip Markoff of Quincy, Boston, was charged yesterday with the murder and with the armed robbery and kidnapping of another victim four days before Brisman's death. He is …
John Oates, 21 Apr 2009
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Craigslist boasts 95% drop in 'erotic services' listings

With Chicago's sheriff accusing Craigslist of being one of America's top sources of prostitution, the online classified ad-broker has opened its books to illustrate what it calls "spectacular" reductions in the volume of "erotic services" listings. In a Monday blog post, Craiglist says implementing new verification policies in …
Austin Modine, 10 Mar 2009
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Craiglist rant man on criminal libel rap

A Colorado man who allegedly made anonymous postings on a Craigslist forum attacking his former girlfriend faces two criminal libel raps with a maximum tariff of 18 months' jail, the Los Angeles Times reports. J.P. Weichel, 40, was locked in a custody dispute with his ex-partner over their daughter when he "vented" on the " …
Lester Haines, 5 Dec 2008
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Cops collar Craigslist Thomas Crown

Police say they've caught the armored truck robber who craftily recruited a crowd of unwitting, identically-dressed accomplices on Craigslist to serve as decoys for his getaway. On Monday, 28-year-old Anthony Curcio was nabbed by FBI agents and local police in a Target store parking lot on suspicion of robbery of the first …
Austin Modine, 6 Nov 2008
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Yahoo! exec! exodus! continues!

Delicious founder Joshua Schacter yesterday joined the swelling ranks of executives quitting Yahoo!. The firm said in a statement yesterday: "Joshua Schachter has contributed greatly to Delicious' success and Yahoo's success in our social search efforts...Yahoo wishes him well in his next endeavor." It added that he will leave …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jun 2008

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