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Man Finds Mystery $500,000 in His Bank Account—and It May Belong to Backpage’s Founder Man Finds Mystery $500,000 in His Bank Account—and It May Belong to Backpage’s Founder

A Phoenix news station reports a bizarre incident involving a $500,000 check mistakenly deposited into the bank account of a recent law school graduate.

Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty and the Website Will Be Permanently Shut Down Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty and the Website Will Be Permanently Shut Down

The CEO of Backpage, a classified ads website, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy, money laundering, and facilitating prostitution. Carl Ferrer will face up to five years in prison. His plea agreement requires that he permanently shut the website down immediately, according to a statement from the Justice…

Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk

President Donald Trump signed a controversial bill today that’s designed to combat sex trafficking online, but has incited strong opposition from sex workers who say that the law, if enacted, will jeopardize their safety.

Feds Praise Backpage Takedown as Sex Workers Fear for Their Lives Feds Praise Backpage Takedown as Sex Workers Fear for Their Lives

Justice Department officials on Monday praised the actions of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies seizing Backpage.com, the popular classifieds website long accused of enabling sex traffickers and profiting off criminalized sex work.

Backpage Has Been Seized by the FBI—Case Sealed by Judge [Updated] Backpage Has Been Seized by the FBI—Case Sealed by Judge [Updated]

The popular classified ads website Backpage was seized on Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gizmodo has confirmed.

CEO of America's Second-Largest Classifieds Site Arrested on Pimping Charges CEO of America's Second-Largest Classifieds Site Arrested on Pimping Charges

Carl Ferrer, the CEO of classifieds site Backpage.com, has been arrested on felony human trafficking charges that include pimping, pimping of a minor and conspiracy to commit pimping, authorities announced on Thursday.

How Online Sex-Trafficking Could Destroy Twitter How Online Sex-Trafficking Could Destroy Twitter

In the wake of Craigslist removing the "adult classifieds" section from its 700+ sites worldwide, the Village Voice Media-owned online classified ad service backpage.com has emerged as what some would call the #1 source for online sex in the United States.

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