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Reasons not to use Airbnb

Airbnb requires you to run nonfree software (an app, or Javascript). It puts you in a data base easily available to Big Brother (just like a hotel).

Even worse, it may reject you unless you have a Google, LinkedIn or Facebook account. And if it is a Facebook account, you have to be used the way Facebook wants you to be used, telling Facebook about lots of relationships.

In May 2016, Airbnb inserted a mandatory arbitration requirement, requiring those offering housing to accept arbitration for any dispute with the company.


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