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Is Airbnb a privacy concern?
David Wilson - Feb 24, 2015
A story has been making the rounds in the general press stating that Airbnb has been requesting users to submit videos of themselves as a form of verification process before booking accommodation.
On the surface it seems rather unnecessary and yet at the same time seems to fall into the same camp of sites accessing your email and social media pages (something that was big deal when it first occurred, and which many of us don’t flinch at today).
And this is where personal decision making comes in. You can disregard the slippery slope vision of your face being plastered on a billboard, as this won’t be Airbnb’s intent. In the peer-to-peer sharing economy, what they are truly after is your family and friends. And if you’re happy to have your affinity for Airbnb showcased to your loved ones, then it’s mission accomplished.