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The measures could set a precedent for similar sites, said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who led a state task-force on Craigslist and campaigned publicly for tighter controls on the San Francisco-based service. Philip Markoff, a year-old Boston University medical student, was charged with killing Brisman and with attacks on two other women he met through Craigslist .
Craigslist, a year-old online bazaar that generates more than 20 billion views per month in 50 countries with a staff of just 28 people, is partially owned by online auctioneer eBay, which bought 25 percent in Along with free listings for everything from apartments and furniture to jobs and cars, Craigslist. Its rapid growth and low-cost business model have hurt newspapers by siphoning away advertising revenue.
Craigslist had already made some changes to curb illegal activity on its site. Under pressure from 40 U. Not every state was satisfied.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has pressed Craigslist to go further by tracking computer IP addresses of suspected prostitution rings and take other safeguards. His office declined to elaborate on the criminal case.
The murder followed the killing of George Weber, a New York reporter knifed to death after responding to a personal ad he placed on Craigslist in March, and the early-April sentencing of Michael Anderson, a Minnesota man convicted of killing a woman who responded to a babysitting ad. Technology News Updated.
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