Articles tagged 'trustandsafety'

Uber has to settle. And the next lawsuit is on the way…

Uber settles a $10 million lawsuit over background checks. In California, Uber was sued for claiming its background checks were "industry-leading". But they failed to take drivers' fingerprints and a background check without fingerprints is "completely worthless" claimed San Francisco District Attorney. As a result, Uber no longer advertises for...
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Airbnb Says Trust Baby Boomers

Vijilent asks, 'who do you trust?' Airbnb says it's ok to trust baby boomers. In a recent study conducted by Airbnb, Americans aged 60 and older are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic in Airbnb. These baby boomers are traveling more, yet most do so on limited budgets.  They have turned to the sharing economy and Airbnb to make travel...
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What's Your Score?

Earlier this fall, the Atlantic published a piece forecasting a data-driven culture where consumers are assigned a single score. In the future, members of society are judged against this number. Who you date or conduct business with will be determined by this score. Yet, this may not be in the future. As noted in the World Privacy Forum report “
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Living and Dying on Airbnb

I started my day today by reading this very raw account of a son's loss of his father due to an unfortunate accident during an Airbnb visit.  The NYT also followed up on the story and the NYT author, Ron Lieber, questions the liability issue - who is responsible? Airbnb?  The homeowner? The guest? The insurance companies? Regards of who holds responsibility...
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