After two years of criticism against the online classified ad site Craigslist because people post ads for prostitution there, the site is now being accused of hosting ads for child prostitution as well. "Last month, two girls trafficked for sex through the website Craigslist wrote an open letter to its founder, Craig Newmark, pleading with him to get rid of the adult services section, where sex ads are placed," wrote Malika Saada Saar, founder and executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, [URL="http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/08/02/saar.craigslist.child.trafficking/index.html"]in [/URL]CNN Opinion last week. The piece was purportedly written due to insufficient response from the …

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In response to a letter signed by 40 state attorneys general, the popular classified ad site [URL="http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites"]Craigslist[/URL] has taken additional steps to keep sex workers from using its site. Left unsaid, though, is that Craigslist had little choice, unless it wished to risk being made a party to illegal activity. The 40 attorneys general had written Craiglist earlier this year, asking the company to deal with the issue of people posting ads for prostitution on the site. For example, in recent months, there have been two cases [URL="http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/563234.html"]in Idaho[/URL] of female teens used for prostitution and advertised on Craigslist. The …

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Today the US House of Representatives has approved a new restriction on online gambling. This will in effect make gambling online as severe as owning child pornography. Both will be classified as a Class C Felony. This is a 12 billion dollar industry, with a good chunk (> 30%) of users based out of the USA. The House voted 317-93 for the bill, which will allow officials and ISP’s to setup blocks of internet gambling sites. Some may look at this law stating that it is a violation of being able to do whatever they want, however the USA has …

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