By Martha Graybow.
The listings site has been under pressure to screen out cyber advertisements that offer sexual services. These listings have given prostitutes easy access to potential clients cruising the Web, law enforcement authorities say. The site will provide the information in response to law enforcement subpoenas, he said.
The privately held listings service is partially owned by online auctioneer eBay, which bought a 25 percent stake in Blumenthal had complained to Craigslist in March about postings from prostitutes, which he said have often included explicit photographs, hourly rates and detailed descriptions of the services on offer. He said a Connecticut woman had been arrested for advertising sexual services on the site.
Thirty-nine other states ed in the pact, as well as the District of Columbia, the U. Virgin Islands and Guam. Blumenthal said Craigslist will also explore new technology, including better filters, to stop for illegal activity.
Craigslist was started as a hobby by founder Craig Newmark inand it now has websites in more than 50 countries.
Internet News Updated. By Martha Graybow 3 Min Read.