Trickster Puts Personal Data Online

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The men who responded to an Internet sex ad did not quite realize what they were getting into. The lonely woman who posted the ad wasn't a lonely woman at all. It was a graphic designer, who is now posting all the replies he received. The men's e-mail addresses and photos have been put online. Privacy experts say he didn't break any laws, although Craigslist — an online service for classified ads — says he did violate their policies.

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Men who responded to an Internet sex ad did not quite realize what they were getting into. The lonely woman who posted the ad wasn't a lonely woman at all. It was a graphic designer who is now posting all the replies he received. The men's e-mail addresses and photos have been put online. Privacy experts say he didn't break any laws, though Craigslist, a sort of online service for classified ads, says that his advertisement and what he did with it did violate their policies. It's MORNING EDITION.

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