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05/03/2018
NY Times – Airbnb Drives Up Rent Costs in Manhattan and Brooklyn, City Says Image

Airbnb’s growing influence caused rents to increase significantly in tourist areas and gentrifying neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where the majority of the company’s rentals are concentrated, according to a report released on Thursday by the city comptroller’s office. In Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea neighborhoods and the Midtown Business District, which accounted for about 11 percent […]

05/03/2018
Boston 25 News – Boston man accused of listing affordable housing unit on Airbnb

  BOSTON - BOSTON – A man in South Boston has been listing the affordable housing unit where he lives on the short-term rental website Airbnb. The apartment, located inside South Boston’s Mary Ellen McCormack Public Housing Development, is listed on the site for $36 per night, promising an authentic urban living situation. Based on his posting, the […]

The Boston Globe
04/18/2018
Boston Globe – Airbnb has targeted Michelle Wu. She and her supporters are not having it

Boston Globe – Airbnb has targeted Michelle Wu. She and her supporters are not having it By Tim LoganIn the brewing fight over short-term rental regulations in Boston, Airbnb just took a big shot at City Councilor Michelle Wu. And now her supporters are firing back.The home-sharing giant Tuesday e-mailed a broad swath of its Boston customers […]

04/10/2018
Converge – How Tinder, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Bumble could leak even more Facebook Data than Trump’s Consulting Firm Cambridge Analytica

Converge – How Tinder, Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Bumble could leak even more Facebook Data than Trump’s Consulting Firm Cambridge Analytica “The data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected president” was suspended from accessing Facebook’s Ads platform this weekend. The penalty was not because their data was stolen from Facebook, but because they “paid […]

04/06/2018
The Local – Paris Airbnb host secretly filmed female international students in the shower

A 60-year old man was arrested in Paris this week after female international students, who had rented rooms in his flat through Airbnb, discovered he had been filming them in the shower. The retired owner of a flat in the 14th arrondissement rented it out to female Erasmus students to make a bit of cash on […]