By Martha Graybow. Adds background on eBay stake in Craigslist, history of company.
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.
Owhich 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.
Editing by Richard Chang and Maureen Bavdek. Regulatory News Updated.
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