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The Uber (really Airbnb) for boats

Thanks to the site GetMyBoat, which likens itself to Airbnb on water, people who don't own boats can still enjoy the watercraft experience. At the same time, the company can help boat owners defray their costs. Read this article and we'll tell you how the site works and what to expect if you want the yachting lifestyle without all the exorbitant costs.
Tips: Home/Lifestyle/Travel July 23, 2019

How to detect hidden cameras in Vrbo, Airbnb and vacation rentals

You're not paranoid -- you are being watched. Facial-recognition cameras, store surveillance cameras, traffic cameras are all watching. Then there are cases where cameras have been found in hotel rooms, Vrbos, Airbnbs and other vacation rentals. We can't help you with cameras run by the government or stores, but we do have tips on what you can do to make sure your vacation rentals are free of hidden cameras or at least fully disclosed to you.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy
July 6, 2019

People hate cameras in Airbnbs, but a trashed home shows why they're needed

We frequently hear stories about people renting houses or apartments through Airbnb and finding hidden cameras throughout the home. In fact, Kim has warned you to look for them before you settle in for your vacation. Here's another side of the story: This property owner used hidden cameras to capture vandals in action.

If you use Airbnb or another site like it, you have to know about this scam

If you travel frequently or own a rental property, Airbnb is a great way to find deals on lodging and maybe make a little money on the side. Not all is roses with the travel app, however. In spite of its decent reputation, a series of security hacks affecting multiple users has the Airbnb community seriously worried. Users have reported their passwords have changed without their knowledge, their profiles deleted, and thousands of dollars lifted from their PayPal with no explanation. If you use Airbnb, you won't want to miss this.

Hidden Airbnb cameras, free photo editing, viruses attack Apple and more: Tech Q&A

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes, choosing the most interesting questions to highlight is the best part of my job. This week, I received questions about hidden cameras, photo editing software, Mac viruses and more.
Columns: Q&A April 13, 2019

Pro Tip: Do an Nmap scan to find hidden cameras in an Airbnb or rental property

If you're a frequent traveler, you probably have plenty of experience staying at hotels and Airbnbs. That's why you need to know about a scary trend happening at vacation rental properties. We're talking about hidden cameras and other surveillance devices that could be used to spy on you. There have been many reports lately about horrified travelers finding tiny cameras in their rental place, watching their every move. Check out this article to learn how to spot hidden cams and what to do if you find one.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy
April 13, 2019

Shocked couple finds hidden Airbnb spy camera pointed at their bed

Security cameras are a great way to protect your property, but they can also violate your privacy if someone uses them against you without your permission. If you’ve stayed in a rental or know someone who has, you’ll be shocked by these events. As this unfortunate couple found out, hidden cameras are being planted in hotel rooms and vacation rentals without a renter's knowledge!
Happening Now: Security & Privacy September 10, 2018

Need money? Older Airbnb hosts are raking in the dough

Who couldn't use a little extra cash nowadays? Especially if you're a retiree on a budget. Finding a way to add to your cash-flow can be a challenge. Have you ever thought about renting out your home or a spare room? It might be easier and more profitable than you think.

People keep finding hidden cameras in their Airbnb rentals

Airbnb has a major problem with creeps; guests keep finding hidden cameras in rentals. The latest was found in a bedroom!

How registered sex offenders use Airbnb is frightening

Have you ever stayed at an Airbnb while on vacation? This can be a great alternative to chain hotels. However, if you're considering booking your next trip, this recent report showing how sex offenders are using Airbnb might scare you from using the online marketplace.
Happening Now: Security & Privacy November 7, 2017
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