• Harcèlement sexuel : dans la foulée de Google, Facebook, eBay et Airbnb changent leurs règles

    Ces entreprises ont mis fin à la « clause d’arbitrage » obligatoire, qui impose aux employés de régler les affaires de harcèlement sexuel en interne, plutôt que devant les tribunaux. La grande mobilisation des employés de Google, le 1er novembre, contre le harcèlement sexuel, a donné des résultats au-delà des frontières de l’entreprise. Lundi 12 novembre, Airbnb et eBay, deux énormes plates-formes du Web, ont annoncé dans les colonnes de Buzzfeed qu’elles mettaient fin à la « clause d’arbitrage » (...)

    #Google #Airbnb #eBay #Facebook #travail #harcèlement


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  • Square, Airbnb, And eBay Just Said They Would End Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment Claims

    Tesla and Netflix declined to comment. Slack said it was “undertaking a careful review” of its policies. Many major tech companies have long preferred to force employees to settle sexual harassment claims in private arbitration — a policy that shields firms from the embarrassing prospect of workers airing their grievances in open court, and also tends to result in lower-cost settlements. In the past, mandated arbitration has effectively silenced women speaking out about their experiences of (...)

    #Google #Airbnb #eBay #Facebook #Square #travail #harcèlement


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  • Amazonisme : le travail à la tâche est-il un projet d’avenir ?

    Après la fin de la civilisation de l’écrit, la fin de l’école de masse, la fin du respect de la vie privée et la fin de l’acceptation de la mort, voici le cinquième volet de la série sur les « parenthèses refermées » par la révolution numérique. Jean-Dominique Séval, directeur général adjoint de l’IDATE Digiworld, think tank européen spécialisé dans l’économie numérique, explore cette fois la façon dont le numérique referme la parenthèse du travail salarié. Un statut qui n’aura duré finalement qu’à peine deux (...)

    #Airbnb #Alibaba.com #Amazon #AmazonMechanicalTurk #Uber #Deliveroo #travail #DidiChuxing


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  • Pourquoi la technologie n’est pas démocratique et comment elle peut le devenir

    « Les effets sociaux de la technologie sont-ils vraiment si complexes qu’absolument personne ne puisse les prévoir, et encore moins mener une action susceptible de les orienter ? » demande Richard Sclove, dans Choix technologiques, choix de société (Descartes & Cie). Le fondateur du Loka Institute, qui milite depuis plusieurs années en faveur de la démocratie technique livrait il y a quinze ans déjà une analyse profonde des technologies, ces institutions non élues qui structurent nos vies. (...)

    #Airbnb #Waze #domination #solutionnisme


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  • Airbnb attaque la mairie de New York pour « abus de pouvoir »

    Le 6 août dernier, la ville adoptait un arrêté obligeant les sites proposant des hébergements de courtes durées à communiquer la liste de leurs transactions. Si les changements sont programmés pour le 2 février 2019, Airbnb ne compte pas attendre les bras croisés. Dans sa plainte, relayée par Recode, la plateforme assigne en justice la mairie pour « abus de pouvoir » estimant « que l’arrêté viole la Constitution en réclamant des données privées fournies par ses utilisateurs et qu’elle s’est engagée à ne (...)

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  • Le ministre flamand du Tourisme met Airbnb à l’amende car il refuse de transmettre les données des locataires

    Le ministre flamand du Tourisme, Ben Weyts (N-VA), va mettre à l’amende la plate-forme de location de logements Airbnb, car celle-ci refuse de transmettre les données des locataires flamands aux services d’inspection. Le montant précis de l’amende, ne pouvant pas dépasser les 25.000 euros, doit être établi la semaine prochaine, selon la presse flamande. Les services d’inspection ont besoin des données des locataires flamands Airbnb, notamment pour effectuer les contrôles autour des normes incendie. (...)

    #Airbnb #consommation #surveillance


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  • The next local control fight? Like Uber before, city regulations for AirBnB and HomeAway are in the crosshairs | The Texas Tribune

    This time, the fight is happening in the courts after attempts to overturn short-term rental ordinances failed in the Legislature.

    by Emma Platoff April 19, 2018 12 AM

    When the Zaataris moved to Texas from Lebanon, part of the draw was the American Dream. In Austin, they’re working toward that dream in the real estate business.

    The young couple wants to grow their family — “I’m negotiating for three,” Ahmad Zaatari joked — but they rely on the income from their short-term rental property to support the one child they already have. But with overburdensome regulation, some argue, “the City of Austin wants to shut them down.”

    That claim appears in glossy detail in a promotional video compiled recently by one of Texas’ most influential conservative think tanks. The video closes: “The Zaatari family believed in the American Dream. The Center for the American Future is fighting to keep it alive.”

    The Zataaris are two in a small group of plaintiffs represented by the Center for the American Future, a legal arm of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that filed a suit against the city of Austin in 2016 calling the city’s short-term rental ordinance unconstitutional. That case, which is now winding its way through state appeals courts, has emerged as a likely candidate for review at the state’s highest civil court. And it’s been bolstered by Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas’ top lawyer, who has sided several times with the homeowners, most recently in a 102-page brief.

    Short-term rentals, a longtime local reality especially widespread in vacation destinations like Austin and Galveston, have become astronomically more popular in the last decade with the rise of web platforms like AirBnB and Austin-based HomeAway. That ubiquity has ripened them for regulation — and for litigation, including more than one case pending before the Texas Supreme Court. In Texas, it’s a new frontier for the simmering state-city fight over local control. Left unresolved last session by the Legislature, short-term rental ordinances have become an issue for the courts.
    From the state house to the courthouse

    More than a dozen Texas cities have some sort of ordinance regulating short-term rental policies, according to a list compiled by the Texas Municipal League. Among the most prominent are Galveston and Fort Worth; San Antonio is bickering over its own. They range widely in scope and severity: Some regulate the number of people who can stay in a short-term rental and what activities they may do while there, while others require little more than a licensing permit.

    The rental services allow people to offer up houses or apartments to travelers for short-term stays. Some landlords are city residents just hoping to make some money off their spare bedrooms. But investors are also known to buy homes for the sole purpose of renting them on AirBnB or HomeAway.

    As short-term rentals grew more popular, cities began to worry that their quiet residential neighborhoods would be overrun with thrill-seeking vacationers or that the investment properties would drive up the cost of housing. Local officials say that short-term renters too often create disruptive party environments that agitate nearby families. But critics of the local regulations say there are already laws in place to regulate that kind of public nuisance.

    Austin’s ordinance, which aims to phase out certain types of short-term rentals entirely and limits how many can exist in any particular area, is one of the state’s oldest and strictest — and it’s situated, of course, in a red state’s blue capital city, making it the perfect backdrop for a familiar fight.

    Rob Henneke, the TPPF lawyer representing the Zaataris, says Austin’s ordinance violates fundamental rights like equal protection — why should short-term renters be treated any different from long-term renters? — and property rights — why should owners be kept from leasing their homes however they choose?

    “It is a fundamental right to lease your property,” Henneke said. “It makes no sense — and is inconsistent with that — to try to bracket that right in some way.”

    The city counters that it has the right to regulate commercial activity within its boundaries and that its ordinance is important for city planning purposes. The ordinance addresses critical issues in the city like rising real estate prices and noise complaints from obnoxious “party houses,” said Austin City Council member Kathie Tovo.

    Beyond the question of whether short-term rentals should be regulated is the question of who should regulate them. For Tovo, it recalls the recent fight over Uber and Lyft, which ended when the Legislature overturned Austin’s safety regulations for the ride-hailing apps. City officials sit closer to their constituents, she said, so they are better positioned to write rules that benefit their communities.

    “It is an example of what we regard as state overreach," she said. “And those of us on the ground who represent our communities are in the best position to know what ordinance and regulations are responses to their needs.”

    Henneke, meanwhile, advocates for uniformity statewide — if there are to be restrictions at all.

    “If short-term rentals are going to be regulated, it should be at the state level to ensure statewide consistency and to protect property owners from a patchwork quilt of overly burdensome regulations at the local level,” Henneke said.

    The current fight, said Texas Municipal League Executive Director Bennett Sandlin, fits into a disturbing pattern of state lawmakers trying to consolidate power at the Capitol by taking it away from the cities.

    “It’s absolutely a recent … concerted effort to say that — the allegation that cities are against liberty, and you should have the liberty to do anything you want to do with your house including turn it into a party barn,” he said. “We support liberty but we also support liberty of the neighbors to keep their property values up and keep their yards free of beer cans.”

    The Legislature did try to tackle the short-term issue last year. The effort that went furthest was a bill by state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, that passed the upper chamber but died in the House in the waning days of the regular session. A similar bill championed by state Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, never even got a committee vote. Neither Hancock nor Parker returned requests for comment.

    Those measures struggled to find sufficient support even in a session rife with local control issues. All told, by the end of August, the 85th Legislature had passed state laws overriding city rule on issues ranging from tree maintenance to ride-hailing regulations. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, even expressed support for a “broad-based law” to pre-empt local regulations, but no such bill passed.

    Short-term rental ordinances, some say, share all the hallmarks of the memorable fight over ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. A new technology platform makes an age-old practice simpler; a liberal-leaning city council moves to regulate it. Eventually, the state steps in and opposes that local ordinance to protect “freedom and free enterprise.”

    But while local control battles have raged in Texas since Abbott took office decrying a “patchwork of local regulations,” they have mostly been fought on the floors of the Legislature. (One notable exception is an ongoing legal fight over the city of Laredo’s ban on plastic bags, a case the Texas Supreme Court is expected to resolve in the next few months.) This court fight is a comparatively new playbook for opponents of local control.

    “Opponents of local government are happy to challenge these ordinances either in the state House or in the courthouse,” Sandlin said. “They will absolutely take any avenue they can to go after it.”
    “Business” or “residential”?

    The Zaatari case isn’t the only lawsuit that has challenged a local short-term rental ordinance, but it is the most prominent. A Houston appeals court ruled in 2015 that in certain circumstances short-term rental ordinances can violate property rights; in Travis County, another pending case asks whether Austin’s ordinance is unconstitutionally vague.

    “Part of it seems to be that local government takes unusual positions when suddenly the internet becomes involved. ... Here in Austin, it’s been documented that short-term rentals have been an encouraged practice for over 100 years, and yet suddenly when the internet provides a way of efficiently connecting buyer and seller, everybody just has to go crazy and adopt a bunch of rules,” Henneke said. “I think it’s a need for control and a need for regulation for the sake of regulation.”

    In the meantime, the issue is being litigated on other fronts.

    A Texas Supreme Court case argued in February asks whether, for the purposes of homeowners’ associations’ hyperlocal deed restrictions, short-term rentals should be considered primarily “business” or “residential.” That case won’t have direct legal bearing on local ordinances, but the fact that it’s ascended to the state’s highest civil court signals that the issue is set for a legal reckoning.

    About a decade after the industry grew popular, “a lot of issues are coming to a head,” said Patrick Sutton, a lawyer arguing that Texas Supreme Court case and many other short-term rental lawsuits.

    Short-term rental companies like HomeAway say they agree that their industry should be regulated — they say they’re eager, in fact, to collaborate on regulations. But many involved in the issue think those restrictions are best established democratically.

    “Sharing presents a new set of public policy challenges,” Sutton said. “What upsets me is that these issues should be worked out politically. They should be worked out in the state house, and they should be worked out in the voting hall at subdivisions… But that didn’t happen.”

    Disclosure: The Texas Public Policy Foundation, HomeAway, the Texas Municipal League, Uber and Lyft have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism.

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  • Sexist Comments Flourish on Airbnb in China - Bloomberg

    Women are judged on their looks, including on rival Xiaozhu
    Public outcry ensued after a woman using Didi was murdered

    Sexist Comments Flourish on Airbnb in China

    Airbnb bans trolling, discrimination and profanity. Yet if you’re a female user, expect a few choice remarks about your looks while using it in China.

    Once regarded as a fun social aspect of online services in China, the proliferation of reviews talking about women’s looks — from guests being called “a babe” to comments on a host’s sex appeal — is now drawing fire as a potential safety hazard. While China has long tolerated sexism, recent scandals in the sharing economy have triggered a backlash.

    “In the past, I felt such comments were compliments and even felt a sense of pride,” said Sun Qian, a frequent user of Airbnb who has had comments made about her appearance. “But recent events got me thinking how too much of my personal information is exposed on these platforms.” The 30-year-old from Beijing has even been offered discounts if she agreed to refer good-looking friends to the properties as hosts try to generate buzz.

    While Airbnb highlights a detailed content policy listing dozens of prohibitions, pointed comments can be found in reviews across its site in China. In one, a user said “what long legs this lovely little sister has,” the guest at another home described the owner as “a legendary beauty, both sexy and passionate” while a third wrote that “the landlady and her mom are both babes.”

    The company promises to remove views that “may pose a personal safety risk to an Airbnb community member” or infringes on “privacy rights.”

    Airbnb to Share Information With Authorities on Guests in China

    “Bullying and harassment are unacceptable violations of our community commitment and our policies,” the San Francisco-based startup said in a statement on Tuesday. “Our community’s safety, both online and offline, is our priority.”

    Rating women by their looks wouldn’t be accepted in much of the world but Chinese culture is far more liberal about such public appraisals, with anything from wealth to weight and social status considered fair game.

    “I don’t think there is consensus among Chinese women that they think it’s offensive. That’s where the disconnect is,” said Rui Ma, an angel investor in Chinese startups whose career has seen her spend time in both China and Silicon Valley. “It’s been normalized, and it’s going to be extremely hard to fight against.”

    The amount of information about women on platforms such as Airbnb and local rival Xiaozhu has come into focus since a female user of Didi Chuxing’s car-pooling service was murdered this month, allegedly by a driver who picked her up after noting what others said about her appearance. Didi has since taken precautions to limit the commentary on people’s looks, such as by deleting personalized tags.

    Didi Shakes Up Car Pooling Safety After Passenger Murdered

    Airbnb said it takes appropriate action whenever it is made aware of such incidents, yet the comments continue to appear. “This girl has a real aura of elegance,” read one posting.

    The issue isn’t restricted to Airbnb, with similar comments on rival Xiaozhu. “You have a great figure. Not fat at all, very sexy and charming,” read one review.

    Xiaozhu says it doesn’t provide label tags for users and incorporates an automatic key word filtering system for specific phrases it says are vulgar, obscene or violent. The company also has censors to evaluate whether comments are appropriate, according to spokesman Pan Caifu.

    As China’s Tourists Go Global, Its Companies Follow: Adam Minter

    But the tide is turning after the Didi killing, which triggered concerns among women about their personal information. The crime has prompted many to seek greater responsibility in safeguarding their privacy from online services and prompted many women to change their head-shots and descriptions.

    Yasmina Guo said she’s seen female acquaintances replace their profiles overnight with cartoon pictures or — at the other extreme — menacing-looking old men described as “butchers.”

    “From a very young age, we’ve been exposed to this kind of environment where people feel very comfortable commenting about your appearance, and this is spilling into the online world,” the 24-year-old Airbnb devotee said. “However, on social media, it can present a real danger and people are becoming more aware.”

    #Airbnb #Chine #sexisme

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  • Airbnb passe à l’offensive pour faire plier Berlin, Barcelone et Paris

    Face à l’expansion brutale de la location touristique, qui rend indisponible des milliers de logements pour les habitants, les métropoles européennes mettent en place des réglementations de plus en plus strictes. Airbnb les combat activement au niveau local et attaque les villes en justice. La firme fait désormais pression sur la Commission européenne pour que Bruxelles empêche les élus parisiens, berlinois ou barcelonais de réguler ce secteur. Qui, de la multinationale ou des grandes collectivités (...)

    #Airbnb #domination #procès #lobbying


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  • Comment Airbnb devient le premier hôtelier de France

    En dix ans, la plate-forme de locations Airbnb s’est implantée dans 191 pays et propose désormais 4,85 millions d’annonces d’hébergement touristique. Ce qui en fait le premier site au monde dans ce secteur1. La France en est le deuxième pays utilisateur, en matière d’accueil et d’usagers. D’après nos données exclusives, on comptait 473 870 annonces dans toute la France, fin avril dernier. Pour les voyageurs, c’est une bonne affaire : à Paris, un logement Airbnb coûte en moyenne 99 euros la nuit, contre (...)

    #Airbnb #domination #lobbying

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  • Comment le blah-blah sur « l’économie du partage » permet à AirBnB de prospérer, avec le soutien actif de l’UE.

    EU blocking cities’ efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners | World news | The Guardian

    .../... While it might have started as a “community” of amateur hosts offering spare rooms or temporarily vacant homes to travellers, Airbnb had seen three-digit growth in several European cities since 2014 and was now a big, powerful corporation with the lobbying clout to match, Haar said.

    The platform lists around 20,500 addresses in in Berlin, 18,500 in Barcelona, 61,000 in Paris and nearly 19,000 in Amsterdam. Data scraped by the campaign group InsideAirbnb suggests that in these and other tourist hotspots, more than half – sometimes as many as 85% – of listings are whole apartments.

    .../... “You can still find the pensioner renting out her spare room for a bit of extra cash,” Haar said. “But a very substantial proportion are commercial operators, often with multiple listings, making big bucks. It’s clearly having an impact on locals’ access to affordable housing, and it’s pretty hard to see it as a sharing economy.”

    La campagne de l’organisation citée dans cet article ( #unfairbnb https://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2018/05/unfairbnb ) vise à juste titre la Commission européenne. Mais que dire de l’actuel gouvernement français—sans oublier la quasi-totalité des médias, qui nous racontent la même chose depuis des années ?

    #Airbnb #sharing_economy #économie_du_partage #logement #housing #UE #EU #internet

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  • Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter… Pourquoi leurs conditions d’utilisation changent

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter… Pourquoi leurs conditions d’utilisation changent Microsoft, Instagram, Airbnb, eBay, Twitter ou encore Facebook… Tous, et bien d’autres, ont mis à jour ces dernières semaines leurs conditions générales d’utilisation (CGU), les règles que les entreprises se fixent pour la collecte et l’utilisation des données de leurs utilisateurs. De nombreux internautes ont ainsi reçu des messages, par e-mail ou en se connectant aux services concernés, leur demandant d’accepter ces (...)

    #Microsoft #Airbnb #eBay #Facebook #Instagram #Twitter #terms #données #BigData #profiling #GAFAM (...)


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  • The high cost of short-term rentals in New York City

    A new report from McGill Urban Planning professor David Wachsmuth and his team provides an analysis of Airbnb activity in New York City and the surrounding region in the last three years (September 2014 - August 2017). Relying on new methodologies to analyze big data, here are some of the findings : - Two thirds of revenue from likely illegal listings : Entire-home/apartment listings account for 75% ($490 million) of total Airbnb revenue and represent 51% of total listings ; - 13,500 (...)

    #Airbnb #domination

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  • A New York, l’essor d’Airbnb déséquilibre le marché locatif

    L’essor de la plate-forme de location aurait soustrait 13 500 appartements du marché. Il perturberait aussi le secteur hôtelier avec 4 700 « hôtels fantômes ». L’université canadienne Mac Gill, basée à Montréal, a publié le 30 janvier la première étude approfondie évaluant l’impact du développement d’Airbnb dans une grande ville. Cette étude est intitulée : « Le coût élevé des locations de court terme à New York ». Première observation, les deux tiers des revenus générés par Airbnb proviennent de locations (...)

    #Airbnb #domination

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  • La carte Airbnb permet d’échapper au fisc

    Airbnb propose aux loueurs de les payer sur une carte de crédit rechargeable, émise depuis Gibraltar, invisible de l’administration fiscale. Le gouvernement rechigne à imposer de nouvelles règles aux plateformes de location touristique meublée. « Les centaines de milliers d’hébergeurs Airbnb déclarent leurs revenus. A partir du premier euro, on est censé, et je le clame haut et fort, déclarer ses revenus qui viennent de l’économie collaborative ». Le 14 novembre 2017, Emmanuel Marill, le directeur (...)

    #Airbnb #taxation #Payoneer

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  • Airbnb accusée de faciliter l’évasion fiscale avec une carte bancaire prépayée

    « Carte Airbnb : l’évasion fiscale en quelques clics ». Franceinfo a révélé ce matin que la plateforme Airbnb propose aux loueurs de logements de percevoir leurs loyers sur une carte bancaire prépayée. Une méthode certes opaque, mais qui ne dispense pas pour autant de déclarer ses revenus au fisc. Airbnb a passé en 2014 un accord avec Payoneer, une société américaine émettrice de cartes de paiement rechargeables. Cet accord permet à la plateforme de location de fournir à ses utilisateurs des cartes à ses (...)

    #Airbnb #taxation #Payoneer

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  • La question des impôts payés par Airbnb relance le débat sur l’optimisation fiscale

    La plateforme de locations saisonnières aurait payé moins de 100 000 euros d’impôts au fisc français en 2016. Une situation anormale, selon des responsables politiques français et européens. Moins de 100 000 euros. Le montant de l’impôt payé par la plateforme de locations saisonnières Airbnb au fisc français en 2016, 92 944 € précisément, ne serait guère plus élevé que celui d’une PME, selon une information du Parisien publiée lundi 7 août. Si Airbnb n’a jamais dévoilé le montant de son chiffre d’affaires (...)

    #Airbnb #taxation #bénéfices

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  • Airbnb host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000

    Exclusive : Tami Barker, who said she was canceling a guest’s booking because the woman was Asian, must take a course in Asian American studies An Airbnb host who canceled a woman’s reservation using a racist remark has been ordered to pay $5,000 in damages for racial discrimination and take a course in Asian American studies. Dyne Suh, a 26-year-old law clerk, had booked Tami Barker’s mountain cabin in Big Bear, California, for a skiing weekend with friends in February, but Barker canceled (...)

    #Airbnb #discrimination

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  • Edelman, Benjamin, Michael Luca and Dan Svirsky. 2017. «Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment.» American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9(2):1-22.

    #airbnb #discrimination #racisme #partage (soi-disant) (article accessible via sci-hub) poke @supergeante @tetue

    In an experiment on Airbnb, we find that applications from guests with distinctively African American names are 16 percent less likely to be accepted relative to identical guests with distinctively white names. Discrimination occurs among landlords of all sizes, including small landlords sharing the property and larger landlords with multiple properties. It is most pronounced among hosts who have never had an African American guest, suggesting only a subset of hosts discriminate. While rental markets have achieved significant reductions in discrimination in recent decades, our results suggest that Airbnb’s current design choices facilitate discrimination and raise the possibility of erasing some of these civil rights gains.

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  • Le smartphone, la télécommande de notre vie

    Bardés de capteurs et dopés à la 4G, bientôt à la 5G, et à l’Intelligence artificielle (IA), nos smart-téléphones se muent en véritables cerveaux. Ils sont désormais en mesure de surveiller et de conseiller de plus en plus finement leur propriétaire en fonction de ses affinités, de son humeur, de sa santé... Au risque de devenir plus indispensables que jamais.

    #Apple #Google #Airbnb #Facebook #Twitter #Uber #Instagram #algorithme #smartphone #Alexa #Echo #données #Big_Data #marketing #profiling #Huawei #Lenovo #Cortana #Assistant #Siri #Microscan #Android #Messenger #iPhone (...)


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  • L’économie collaborative est-elle raciste ? | Usbek & Rica

    Si les plateformes ont la capacité technique d’agir contre les discriminations, il n’est sans doute pas souhaitable qu’elles le fassent seules, en dehors des structures politiques et sociales et des utilisateurs eux-mêmes. Et puis il y a peu de chances qu’elles puissent, à elles seules, anéantir le fléau de la discrimination, là où la justice, les associations, les législateurs, etc., échouent déjà depuis tant d’années. Pour autant, l’agrégation des données comportementales des différentes plateformes pourrait constituer la base d’un observatoire statistique sans précédent pour les chercheurs, voire le fondement d’un organisme de contrôle. Encore faut-il pouvoir veiller à ce qu’un tel organisme agisse conformément aux libertés et aux droits fondamentaux.

    #BlaBlaCar #AirBnB #InclusiveDesign

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  • Loi anti-Airbnb à #new_york : chic, les prix d’hôtel vont augmenter

    Particulièrement dans le collimateur des autorités à New York, son deuxième marché mondial après Paris, #Airbnb est visé par une nouvelle loi promulguée le 21 octobre. La loi signée par le gouverneur de New York restreint fortement la location de courte durée d’un appartement (interdite pour une durée inférieure à 30 jours), sous peine d’amende pouvant aller jusqu’à 7 500 dollars. Un dirigeant de chaîne hôtelière n’a pas caché son enthousiasme – qui, manque de chance pour lui, s’est retrouvé dans la presse américaine, en l’occurrence le Washington Post : lors d’un...

    #hôtels #logement #tourisme

  • Un globe-trotter nouveau patron d’Airbnb France

    Emmanuel Marill, 35 ans, est le nouveau dirigeant d’Airbnb en France, rapportent Les Echos qui lui consacrent un portrait. Le successeur de Nicolas Ferrary a longtemps été un grand voyageur ; il était depuis 2014 responsable des services financiers pour la France chez #Facebook (sa page Facebook publique ne lui a cependant guère servi – trois publications en 2015), après avoir passé trois ans chez Groupon (site d’achats) comme vice-président régional. Le nouveau « country manager » France et Belgique du site de locations entre particuliers est diplômé de l’EM Lyon (école de...

    #Airbnb #tourisme

  • #Airbnb n’a payé que 69 000 euros d’impôts en 2015

    La plateforme de location de logement entre particuliers Airbnb est très douée pour se loger loin du fisc, relève Le Parisien, qui y consacre une enquête de deux pages ce jeudi. Airbnb n’a payé l’an dernier que 69 168 euros d’impôts, selon le quotidien – moins qu’en 2014 en prime – alors qu’une règle de trois permet d’évaluer son chiffre d’affaires en France à plus de 65 millions d’euros. Les journalistes soulignent le contraste entre la communication de l’entreprise, qui vante le succès comme destination de la France (« entre septembre 2014 et août 2015, 3,9 millions de...

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