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Bombshell Salesforce Lawsuit Alleges Stunning Sex Trafficking Hypocrisy

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By CCN.com: For years, software giant Salesforce has carefully crafted an image for itself as a bastion of human rights. However, in a stunning reversal, the San Francisco tech titan is now being sued by 50 women in a San Francisco court for allegedly selling business tools to the now-defunct sex trafficking website Backpage. 50 Women Accuse Salesforce of Aiding Sex Traffickers The shocking...

Sex Marketplace ‘Backpage' Used Bitcoin For Money Laundering: DOJ

The classified sex-advertising website Backpage.com used cryptocurrency exchanges to launder millions of dollars in bitcoin. That's what the U.S. Department of Justice alleged in a bombshell 93-page federal indictment which accused the online sex marketplace of money-laundering, conspiracy, and facilitating prostitution. The Department of Justice shut down the website last week amid findings that...

Judge Likely to Dismiss Backpage Prostitution Charges

The California judge hearing the Backpage case will allow both sides more time to gather evidence before tossing out pimping charges against the international website's operators, which is perhaps best most known for its escort services and once accepted crypto-currency. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman's tentative ruling says California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who...

Police Arrest Backpage CEO For Facilitating Sex Trafficking

Carl Ferrer, chief executive officerof Backpage, a classified advertising website that accepts bitcoin and has been linked to facilitating sex trafficking, has been arrested on pimping charges, according to Reuters. Texas and California attorneys general said Ferrer was taken into custody in Houston, Texas on a California warrant. Backpage is the second largest classified advertising site in the...

Industry Veteran Teaches Other Escorts How to Use Bitcoin

Liara Roux is an "exclusive San Francisco escort," of the upscale variety, and she has been impacted by the recent decision of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express to cut off Backpage.com, a place that people in her industry often solicit customers. Bitcoin is censorship resistant. Even if the government ordered someone to shut down Bitcoin for a site like Backpage, they'd be unable to do it...

Bitcoin Company Creates Video to Help Backpage Users (Video)

Paxful was chosen by Backpage.com to provide users with bitcoins when the company was shut down by Visa and Mastercard. Now that Paxful is up and running, they've had their hands full teaching many people the basics of Bitcoin in the process of selling it to them, so they can place their ads on Backpage.com. Now the company has made a video to ease the process for Backpage.com users. Also read:...

Chicago Sheriff Barred From Tampering With Backpage Funding

Following the news that Backpage had launched a lawsuit against Chicago-area Sheriff Thomas Dart, the company has made more headway, winning a "restraining order" against the outspoken sheriff. He will no longer be able to make "de-funding" efforts against Backpage.com. Lawyers for Backpage.com are pushing to have the Sheriff rescind his letters to MasterCard and Visa, which would amount to an...

Backpage: An Opportunity or Liability for Bitcoin?

Recently, the classifieds website Backpage was banned from using American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, loudly. The reasoning behind this is that the site is used for sex workers to find customers. The site is said to sell millions of classified ads to women in the United States, and a sheriff in Illinois instigated the shutdown. Before that, MasterCard and Visa had no problem processing...