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Judge bans Wisconsin man from the Internet for harassing neighbor with fake Craigslist ad

A Wisconsin man was banned from using the Internet after being found guilty of using his neighbor’s personal information to post an explicit fake online personal ad, WTMJ-TV reported. As a result, 31-year-old Jason Willis now has 30 days to disconnect all his online services as part of his 30-month…

Missouri father arrested at Cracker Barrel over Craigslist ad seeking rape of daughter

A Missouri father was arrested last week after he showed up at a Cracker Barrel to meet an undercover officer who he had contacted on Craigslist about beating and raping his 11-year-old daughter. At a press conference on Monday, St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said that it took a…

Black trick-or-treaters urged to stay out of white Virginia neighborhood by racist Craigslist post

An anonymous poster has stirred up controversy in a Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood by asking black trick-or-treaters to stay away. The post was added to the “Rants and Raves” section of the city’s Craigslist site, reminding “overage trick or treaters” that’s it’s illegal for children older than 12 to dress up…

Woman accused of posing as ex’s new girlfriend and posting Craigslist ad seeking sex

A Houston woman said she became suspicious when strange men began coming to her home late at night and knocking on the door. The woman’s boyfriend confronted one of the men, who showed him a Craigslist ad that listed “statement of desire for any men to come to her house…

Craigslist has cost U.S. newspapers $5 billion

The online classified service Craigslist has cost US newspapers at least $5 billion in revenue since 2000, researchers say. The study, to be published in the journal Management Science covering the period 2000 to 2007, found Craigslist has had a huge impact on local US newspapers, which have in the…

Former Library of Congress employee pleads guilty to harassing ex with fake Craigslist sex ads

A former Library of Congress employee, 61-year-old Kenneth Edward Kuban, pleaded guilty to stalking, identification fraud and violating a protective order for posting 164 fake sex ads on Craigslist. He posted 111 from the Library’s Packard Campus and another 54 from his home computer. The posts falsely promised sex to…

Sexual Harasser Learns Same Old Excuses Don’t Work Anymore

To be fair, your modern flasher rarely wears a hat. I can’t promise I’ll be there every week, but today I’d like to start posting a weekly invitation to come to Panda Party again. Summer’s finally here! Let’s Panda Party! Some of this week’s discussions about disingenuous arguments, sexual harassment, and the tendency…

‘Craigslist killer’ faces death penalty after murder conviction

By Barry Neild, The Guardian Richard Beasley who lured victims to their deaths by posting job ads on Craigslist website could face the death penalty A US street preacher who lured victims to their deaths by posting job ads on the Craigslist website has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could…

Internet pioneers oppose U.S. online piracy bills

WASHINGTON — The founders of Craigslist, eBay, Google, Twitter, Yahoo! and other Internet giants expressed concern to the US Congress on Wednesday over legislation intended to crack down on online piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act has received some bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is the House…

Another body possibly linked to Craigslist ad identified

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A body which may be connected to a phony Craigslist job listing that investigators suspect is behind a deadly crime spree in Ohio was identified on Saturday as 56-year old Ralph H. Geiger. The body of Geiger, whose last known address was Akron, Ohio, was the third…

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